Public Hearing: Tilcon Quarry Expansion
WHAT: PUBLIC HEARING
WHEN: TUESDAY 26 JUNE 2018
6 PM BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS
7PM PUBLIC COMMENTS
WHERE: Gaffney School, 322 Slater Road, New Britain CT.
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EXCERPTS FROM STATE-APPOINTED WATER PLANNING COUNCIL RESPONSE TO CITY OF NEW BRITAIN'S ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY
Below, find excerpts from “Water Planning Council’s” Review Pursuant to Public Act 16-61 of the City of New Britain’s Report entitled Environmental Study: Change in Use of New Britain Water Company Land (Proposed Quarry Expansion and Future Water Storage Reservoir)
"The WPC finds that the city’s report does not substantiate the need for the proposed new reservoir or, in fact, that the proposed reservoir would even be a viable public water storage facility. "
"The city’s Water Supply Plan and the WUCC Integrated Report show that the New Britain Water Department has excess water supply with respect to demand now and through the 50-year planning period, even using the increased demand projections provided by Lenard Engineering, without a new reservoir. "
"...the WPC finds that preparation for quarrying, including clear- cutting the forest and removing the stumps, soil and other natural material, followed by quarry operations, would eliminate much of the wild habitat of the site while creating the potential for decades of increased risk to the city’s nearby Shuttle Meadow Reservoir."