A bill to lower the cost of becoming compliant with new state and federal environmental regulations has been signed into law by the Governor. Danbury Representative David Arconti says the bill levels the playing field for municipalities seeking funding from the Clean Water Fund for phosphorous reducing water pollution control projects.
Last year, the first three cities to apply would be covered at 50-percent. Arconti says now all contracts will be covered at 50-percent.
It would have cost close to $60-million to renovate the Danbury Wastewater Treatment Plant, which would impact ratepayers in Bethel, Brookfield, Newtown and Ridgefield as well. The bill was also co-sponsored by Cecilia Buck-Taylor of New Milford, Dan Carter of Bethel, Mike McLachlan of Danbury and John Shaban of Redding.