Thursday, June 13, 2024

Public Hearing


Water Pollution Control Authority

Thursday May 26th at 6 p.m.
Town Council Chambers

The Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 26th at 6 p.m. in Town Council Chambers to hear testimony on raising our sewer tax from the present residential rate of $396 to $483.69 per year.  This represents an increase of $87 to homeowners (a 22% increase).

WPCA History:

  • WPCA is entirely self-sufficient, all salaries, pensions, materials — everything — is paid by the sewer fees.
  • WPCA pays Town Hall $300,000 a year for in-kind services.
  • $600,000 for the town’s ‘rental’ fee” of property for WPCA
  • In 2015 the Stratford Town Council approved selling the Town’s WPCA to the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority, but a petition movement garnered enough signatures — roughly 7,500 in a town of 33,000 voters — to force the town to hold a referendum on the proposal in November.
  • Referendum overwhelmingly defeated the proposal to sell the WPCA


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