CT Water Industry Uses Poorly Drafted Bill to Oppose Public Trust Language in State Water Plan
A recent Senate Bill SB-427, introduced by a water utility association president from southeastern CT and Sen. Formica, argued that all well water in the state- no matter how large or small- be exempted from the protections of public trust. Oral testimony, given by the CWWA lobbyist, registered their opposition to the specifics of the bill, but used it as an opportunity to urge that public trust language be struck from our State Water Plan. Save Our Water CT regards it as the opening salvo in a battle over protection of our public waters. See the bill at www.cga.ct.gov/2018/TOB/s/2018SB-00427-R00-SB.htm and read
all the testimony at www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/CommDocTmyBill.asp?comm_code=env&bill=SB-00427&doc_year=2018
TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION TO RAISED SB 427:
Save Our Water CT
Citizen advocates acting to protect and conserve Connecticut's public trust waters.