Water Pollution Control Authority

Looking for WPCA Members: 1 full member, 2 alternate members. Email wpca@harwinton.us

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY - Annual Report 2022

The Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) consists of a six-member volunteer board that meets monthly throughout the year to establish policies for, and monitor the Town’s Sewer Program and its operation. The WPCA performs this mission with assistance of Town staff. Jen Bucci is our Administrative Assistant and Town Public Works Director Dave Bousquet is our liaison to the roads and proposed projects.

By state statute, the WPCA is responsible for long-range planning and coordination of maintenance and care of the sewer district environment. The WPCA is also responsible negotiating and implementing an Inter-municipal Agreement with the City of Torrington. All of the sewage from our district is gravity feed to the Torrington Sewer Plant and processed by them.  Our contract with them expired over four years ago. We hope to have the new agreement in place in 2022-2023.

The city of Torrington is almost complete with a very large Capital project to upgrade the Torrington Wastewater Treatment plant.  The Town of Harwinton (sewer district) is partially responsible in paying for this upgrade. This is a large increase to our payments to Torrington under debt services.

We conducted a cleaning and inspection (by CCTV filming) of approximately 20,400 LF of 8 inch Gravity sewer pipe in 2020 to review pipe condition assessment and rehabilitation. Over all, our pipes are in good shape. The Harwinton WPCA put together an Inflow & Infiltration (I & I) Plan based on the conclusions and recommendations of Wright Pierce. This past fall, the WPCA had (2) pipes replaced by Hemlock Construction at a cost off $43,076.00.

We would like to welcome new board member Nick Canny. We are still in need of an alternate board member. If you are in the sewer district area, we would love your assistance in running our Authority.

Laurie Mosley, Chair, Dennis Baerny, Glen McGrane, Gene Daily, Nick Canny

The Harwinton Water Pollution Control Authority oversees the operation and maintenance of approximately three and a half miles of sanitary sewers in Harwinton. 

The wastewater collected by this system flows to the Water Pollution Control Facility of the City of Torrington.  The costs for both system maintenance and wastewater treatment are borne by the users connected to the system.Other responsibilities of the Authority include prevention, control and abatement of pollution of ground and surface waters of the Town.The Authority consists of five members and two alternates elected at the Annual Town Meeting for three-year terms.  The Authority holds regular monthly meetings except. Special meetings are held as needed. As of June 30, 2021 there are 256 connections from Harwinton to the system.

2022 Meeting Schedule - All meeting held at 6:30pm

January 11th - February 8th - March 8th - April 12th - May 10th - June 14th - July 12th - August 19th - September 13th - October 11th - November 8th - December 13th - January 10th, 2023

Members

Name Title
Vacancy . Member
Glenn Mc Grane Member
Vacancy . Member
Gene Daily Member
Laurie Mosley Chair
Vacancy . Alternate
Vacancy . Alternate