WPCA Seeks Public Input

The Madison Water Pollution Control Authority meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Meeting Room B at Madison Town Campus. The public is welcome to attend and provide input on a variety of issues. Initiatives being considered by the WPCA include replacing cesspools with code compliant septic systems, requiring more restrictive design standards for new and repaired septic systems, and establishing wastewater management districts to protect environmentally sensitive areas of town. Please come and voice your opinions and concerns about these and other environmental issues in Madison at the WPCA meetings which are held on the fourth Wednesday of alternate months.

Proposed Changes to the Town of Madison Water Pollution Control Plan
Wastewater Management District Standards (DRAFT)
The WPCA will establish a decentralized wastewater Management District (WWMD) in accordance with Connecticut General Statute 7.247 (b). The following standards for on-site wastewater disposal in a WWMD shall apply:

  • Cesspools shall be replaced with septic systems that comply with the CT Public Health Code and the provisions of the WWMD.
  • New and repaired septic systems in a WWMD shall have revised groundwater separation requirements of 24 inches.
  • The requirements for upgrading on-site disposal systems shall be imposed upon change in ownership or use.

In addition to the above, the WPCA will establish revised standards for water-proximity lots in a WWMD. Water-proximity lots shall be designated to include all waterfront properties in the WWMD including Long Island Sound, rivers, marshes and other properties. Water proximity lots shall be required to install Advanced Treatment Systems (ATS) for the renovation of nitrogen prior to discharge to a leaching field.