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September 17th through September 28th
Mosquito in North Haven tested positive for West Nile Virus
The Quinnipiack Valley Health Department has informed the Town that the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) has reported to them that a mosquito trapped in North Haven tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) on September 5, 2018. The mosquito trapping and testing site is at the Quinnipiac River State Park in North Haven.
One of the most effective ways to avoid WNV is to prevent mosquito bites by using insect repellent. Please refer to the attached documents that provide information on mosquito control, bite prevention and how to keep mosquitoes out of your septic system.
Residents can are encouraged to call QVHD if they have any questions.
Quinnipiack Valley Health District
1151 Hartford Turnpike
North Haven, CT 06473
Telephone: 203-248-4528 Fax: 203-248-6671
Mosquito Bite Prevention
How to Keep Mosquitos Out of Your Septic System
TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN
NOTICE of the WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY
Sewer Use Charge rates for the billing period
July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 shall be:
Type I $ 295.00
Type II $ 590.00
Type III $ 4.13/1,000 Gallons
These charges were filed with the Town Clerk on September 11, 2018. Due date of the sewer use charge is October 1, 2018 and is payable within thirty (30) days of said due date.
Type I and Type II must be paid in one installment. If, however, any Type III bill exceeds three hundred ($300.00) dollars, one-half (1/2) of such bill shall be due on October 1, 2018 and payable until November 1, 2018 without penalty and the remaining one-half (1/2) shall be due on April 1, 2019 and payable until May 1, 2019 without penalty.
Any appeals from such charges must be taken within twenty-one (21) days of such filing.
Richard A. Werner, Chairman
Water Pollution Control Authority
Dear Residents and Business Owners of the Town of North Haven:
Average annualized sewer costs of the rate structures reported in a survey was $472. The cost of sewer service has increased 16% over 3 years.
One of the most commonly reported challenges facing water systems across Connecticut is our aging infrastructure. A rate structure designed to provide sustainable revenue for Operations and capital programs is critical to assure reliable and effective sewer protection.
In 1991, we made a conscious investment as a Community to upgrade and rehabilitate our wastewater and sewer treatment facility in order to provide effective and efficient sanitary sewer services to property owners connected to our public sewer system. We have enjoyed the benefits of that multi-million-dollar investment for the past 27 years. However, as the facility has begun to age we have recently seen increased costs of maintenance and less efficient operation of the plant. As a result, we commissioned a study of the operational status of our current facilities which included a capital improvement plan to be implemented over the next 5-10 years. Spreading those costs of those improvements over a longer period of time will also permit them to be absorbed into our budget gradually without the need for a significant spike in the cost of providing those services in the event of a catastrophic failure.
We have enjoyed the benefits of our public sewer system at an annual fee of $270. Other current annual sewer use fees are $450 in the Town of North Branford, $383 in the Town of Cheshire, $468 in the Town of Wallingford, $425 in the Town of Orange and $449 for Greater New Haven. In order to meet the challenges of maintaining and updating the facilities which are approaching the end of their useful life, we anticipate an increase in the sewer use fee to permit us to undertake these repairs over the next 10 years. We will do so with sensitivity realizing an increase will have an impact on your personal and/or business budgets. This increase will allow us to maintain the facility so that we can all enjoy the benefits of the services it will provide us for the next 30 years.
We will hold a public hearing during the month of September to discuss our annual sewer use fee in light of the long-term capital improvement plan to maintain the facility. We invite you to attend that hearing so that you might participate in the process with us.
Very truly yours,
Members of the Town of North Haven Water Pollution Control Authority
2018 Bulk Pickup
Please be advised that the bi-annual Bulk Pick-up Program will take place in the last two weeks of April and the last two weeks of September, respectively for waste items such as white goods like refrigerators (State law requires that the door(s) be removed), ranges etc.; upholstered items such as mattresses, sofas and chairs, vehicle tires (without rims) and metal items- all at no charge to the resident. Those items will be collected on your regular refuse day and must be placed at the curb by 5 a.m. There is no need to make a special reservation or call for the pickup.
Our Town Our Rivers!
Clean Water Starts With You!
Thursday September 27 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
North Haven Library Community Room
Why you should care about clean water.
What is storm water management.
Why is is it important. What can you do.
A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Sponsored by the North Haven Conservation Commission.