The CT Department of Public Health is currently working with Groton Utilities and local communities to develop a water quality management plan for Groton Utilities and also to be used as a potential model for the State of Connecticut to protect public water supplies and still allow balance for prudent economic development.
The Drinking Water Quality Management Plan will address immediate concerns related to the protection of the purity of drinking water in Groton Utilities watershed. The CT DPH had received funding from the EPA to initiate this process. Stakeholders' involvement is key to the project success and viability.
Drinking Water Quality Management Plan
Groton's current Watershed & Water System Protection Plan includes cooperation among towns and developers to develop environmentally conscious housing, educational activities, promotion of watershed awareness, specialized treatment facilities on commercial sites, and detailed mapping/water quality records.
About the Watershed
Groton Utilities' water is supplied by surface water from a series of five reservoirs covering a watershed of 15.6 miles, and also includes three wells. Four reservoirs – Morgan, Ledyard, Poheganut, and Smith Lake flow into Poquonnock, our terminal reservoir.