Save Our Water CT opposes the proposed MDC combined water and Clean Water Project Charge discounts being offered to large corporate super-users.
The MDC faces real financial challenges from problems decades in the making: repairs needed for aging water and sewer infrastructure, a consent decree to clean up sewage overflows into the CT River, and an overall decrease in water consumption. For resident ratepayers, especially low-income families, increasing water rates are challenging budgets and forcing families to choose between water and other essential needs.
Creating a corporate discount, which applies to one super user- Niagara Bottling of California- is not the solution to challenges faced by the MDC or its low-income customers.
Save Our Water CT
Citizen advocates acting to protect and conserve Connecticut's public trust waters.