Aquifer Protection Agency
Meets 4th Thursday of the Month
Town of Enfield Council Chambers- 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT. 06082
YouTube Link for the Next Meeting:
APA SYNOPSIS- The APA Synopsis report is a summary based off of CT DEEP's new APA Training for Aquifer Protection Agencies. It is a free training and is encouraged to be taken by Commissioners, staff, and any interested members of the public. The Report is currently being verified for exact legislation numbers between CT DEEP's Aquifer Agent and Planning Staff. This report is to aid in the Enfield Aquifer Agency regarding applications for Aquifer Registrations and Permits for facilities within the Level A Mapped Boundaries for the following aquifers in Enfield: A45, A50, A80, A81, A82 and A43.
APPLICATIONS BEING HEARD AND RECEIVED AT THE NEXT MEETING: N/A
OLD BUSINESS: N/A
Information about Enfield's Aquifers and useful Links
According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the word "aquifer" is defined as any geological formation capable of holding significant quantities of water to wells. Most wells in Connecticut are drilled into bedrock because bedrock is Connecticut's predominant geological feature. More information on Connecticut's Aquifers can be viewed on the DEEP Connecticut Aquifers.
Connecticut has 123 Aquifers with 127 being active well fields, in the Aquifer Protection Areas located in 80 Connecticut Towns. Enfield has 5 Level A Mapped Aquifers, which according to the State of Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, Level A delineates the final Aquifer Protection Area boundaries which becomes the boundary used for land use controls. These land use controls are designed to protect the aquifers from contamination, pollution, and to preserve public drinking water for generations to come. The Enfield Mapped Aquifers can be viewed here: Enfield Aquifer Protection Areas. The Aquifer Protection Area Program protects major public water supply wells in sand and gravel aquifers. Groundwater must be protected and preserved as it can easily become contaminated with excessive amounts of pollution like pesticides and herbicides, septic tank leaks, improperly lined land fills, or toxic materials that seep through the soil.
More information on Connecticut's Aquifer Protection Program can be viewed at the CT DEEP Aquifer Protection Area Program
The Town of Enfield's Aquifer Protection Regulations can be found here: Enfield APA regulations.
Next Regular Meeting:
February 24, 2022
PREVIOUS MEETING MATERIALS
April 14, 2022 - Special Meeting
|April 14, 2022 - Legal Ad||April 14, 2022 - Legal Action Ad||April 14, 2022 - YouTube Link|
|April 14, 2022 - Master Packet||April 14, 2022 - Notice of Action|
February 24, 2022 - Cancelled
January 27, 2022- Cancelled.
December 9, 2021 - Special Meeting
|December 9, 2021 - Legal Action Ad||December 9, 2021 - YouTube Link|
|December 9, 2021 - Master Packet||December 9, 2021 - Notice of Action|
November 18, 2021 - Special Meeting
|November 18, 2021 - Legal Action Ad||November 18, 2021 - YouTube Link|
|November 18, 2021 - Master Packet||November 18, 2021 - Notice of Action|
September 23, 2021 - Special Meeting
|September 23, 2021 - Legal Action Ad||September 23, 2021 - YouTube Link|
|September 23, 2021 - Notice of Action|
May 27, 2021 - Regular Meeting
|May 27, 2021 - Legal Action Ad||May 27, 2021 - YouTube Link|
|May 27, 2021 - Master Packet||May 27, 2021 - Notice of Action|
April 22, 2021 - Cancelled
March 25, 2021 - Cancelled
February 25, 2021 - Cancelled
January 28, 2021- Cancelled