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2/19/2019 - Water Harvesting at MCC

Connecticut Water Supports Water Harvesting Project at Mansfield Community Center

Company Provides Funding Through the Neighborhood Assistance Act

 

MANSFIELD, Conn. — Feb. 13, 2019 — Connecticut Water Company is proud to announce that it is helping to fund a water harvesting project at the Town of Mansfield’s Community Center through the Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credit program. The company’s donation of $2,500 will help fund a feasibility study on the harvesting of rainwater at the Community Center.

Curt Vincente, director of parks and recreation for the Town of Mansfield, shared, “We have had this project on the drawing board for a few years, and donations through the Neighborhood Assistance Act will help us drive it forward. The idea is to harvest water from the roof of the Community Center through gutters and then to store and treat it to the level required so it can primarily be used to top off the Community Center’s swimming pool. This would help to conserve our precious water resources. We are pleased that Connecticut Water is supporting our efforts through the Neighborhood Assistance Act.”

Maureen P. Westbrook, vice president of customer and regulatory affairs, noted, “Connecticut Water and its employees know how critically important it is to use water wisely and are pleased to be able to support Mansfield’s water harvesting project. We are fortunate that Connecticut water utilities regulated by the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority have ratemaking tools that allow our company to embrace water conservation initiatives without concern for the financial impacts to the company. Further, we applaud the town for its leadership on this project, which could be a model for other municipalities interested in conserving water resources.”

“I want to thank Connecticut Water Company for its generous donation to the town of Mansfield’s water harvesting project and its commitment to our community. The funds will certainly be put to good use and will benefit the environment and the citizens of Mansfield,” said Rep. Gregg Haddad of the 54th District, who was on hand for the check presentation.

About the Water Harvesting Project

The project includes installation of a system to collect, filter, store, and re-use rainwater from building roof areas. It will make the facility more sustainable by reducing the need for water from the local water supply system.

About Connecticut Water Company

Connecticut Water is a public water utility regulated by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, and it has more than 94,000 customers across the state. The company and its employees care deeply about the communities we are privileged to serve and are dedicated to being an integral part of those communities. We look for opportunities to partner with local communities, such as the town of Mansfield, on projects that benefit the environment and the community as a whole. For more information about Connecticut Water, visit www.ctwater.com or call 800-286-5700.

 

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For more information, contact Dan Meaney, Director of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, 860.664.6016 or dmeaney@ctwater.com.

Photo at the town of Mansfield Town Council Chambers. From left to right: Derik Dilaj, assistant town engineer; John Carrington, director of public works; Curt Vincente, director of parks and recreation; Derrik Kennedy, town manager; Maureen Westbrook, Connecticut Water’s vice president of customer and regulatory affairs; and Gregg Haddad, state representative for the 54th District.