Is Green Infrastructure Coming to Your Neighborhood?

Is Green Infrastructure Coming to Your Neighborhood?

As part of the implementation of the City of New Haven’s Long Term Control Plan, many green infrastructure (GI) projects are being constructed in rights-of-way on City streets, sidewalks, and on other municipal properties. GI uses vegetation, soils, and other elements and practices to restore some of the natural processes required to manage water and create healthier urban environments. This helps eliminate stormwater runoff from entering the sewer system. In addition to water quality benefits, GI also beautifies City streets and neighborhoods while improving air quality.

Click this Green Infrastructure Project Map link to view locations where GI infrastructure projects are being implemented and this Green Infrastructure Projects link to find out when.

Look for THIS SIGN to be placed at the site locations several days before construction begins.

East Haven Pump Station Resiliency Implementation

East Haven Pump Station Resiliency Implementation

The GNHWPCA applied for and received funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to implement resiliency improvements at four coastal pump stations located in East Haven, CT. The FEMA HMGP is administered locally by the State Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS). The intent of the East Haven Pump Station Resiliency Implementation Project is to implement resiliency improvements at GNHWPCA’s Cosey Beach, Minor Road, Meadow Street, and Farview Road Pump Stations to reduce/eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to these pump stations.

For more information on the benefits, impacts, timing and coordination please click on the Construction Notification link.

GNHWPCA Large Diameter Pipe Cleaning Program

GNHWPCA Large Diameter Pipe Cleaning Program

GNHWPCA’s large diameter sewer pipes range from 30 inches in diameter to 84 inches in diameter. Most of these large diameter sewer pipes are main interceptor sewers located in the City of New Haven that transport combined flow to the ESWPAF for treatment. Periodic cleaning of these interceptor sewers is required to remove sand, grit, rocks, and other heavy debris that can accumulate in the pipe over time.Work crews clean the pipe using high pressure water hoses, cleaning heads and vacuums to extract the debris. Video cameras are also used to inspect the pipe prior to and post cleaning of the sewer pipes. As such, residents may see activities related to the large diameter pipe inspections for several weeks leading up to the actual cleaning of the pipes.

Notices will be provided to residences and establishments in advance of any large diameter sewer cleaning work on their street.

Click this Large Diameter Sewer Cleaning Projects link to view locations where large diameter pipe cleaning projects are being implemented and when.

GNHWPCA Pipe Lining Program

GNHWPCA Pipe Lining Program

Pipe lining is a trenchless rehabilitation process used to repair existing pipelines. Benefits include:

  • pipes can be rehabilitated without disturbing the surrounding neighborhoods and businesses,
  • lining is less expensive than replacing the pipe,
  • it allows for increased sewer flow capacity.
  • the process can be completed in one to three days.

Prior to lining the existing sewer, crews clean the pipe using high pressure water hoses and video cameras to inspect the pipe condition. They may also conduct dye testing to confirm connections between buildings and sewers. As such, residents may see activities related to the sewer relining for several weeks leading

up to the actual lining.

Notices will be provided to residences and establishments in advance of any sewer lining work on their street. Notices will be provided by the GNHWPCA’s contractor both 10 days prior to and 24 hours prior to the conduct of the expected work. Click the links on the right to see sample copy of the 10 day and 24 hour notices.

Click this Pipe Lining Projects link to view locations where pipe lining projects are being implemented and when.

Notice of Public Hearing May 9, 2017: Proposed Annual Budget & Sewer User Charge

GREATER NEW HAVEN WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority (the “GNHWPCA”) will meet at the offices of the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority, 260 East Street, New Haven, Connecticut on May 9, 2017 at 5:30 P.M., for the purpose of holding a public hearing pursuant to CGS Section 7-255 and Section 43 of the Sewer Ordinances on the Annual Budget and Sewer User Charge. The Annual Budget and Sewer User Charge appear below.

Copies of said Annual Budget and Sewer User Charge are on file open to public inspection at the office of the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority, 260 East Street, New Haven, Connecticut, as wel as the offices of the City/Town Clerk for each of New Haven, East Haven, Hamden and Woodbridge.

Link: Annual Budget & Sewer User Charge