Aquifer Protection Agency



Information about Enfield's Aquifers and useful Links

According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the word "aquifer" (pronounced as 'a-kwuh-fr') 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. The map above shows Enfield's mapped Level A aquifers in red. In these areas, there are specific restrictions for properties in regards to specific types of uses-ex: motor repair, recycling facility, etc. For a more thorough breakdown of activities allowed and not allowed, please refer to the APA Synopsis below. 

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. 

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.

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.

Registered APA Facilities List: Coming Soon

Meeting Information

Next Regular Meeting is November 16, 2023

WHEN: Meets 4th Thursday of the Month prior to Planning and Zoning at 6:30PM.

Town of Enfield Council Chambers- 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT. 06082 

Meeting Documents

Most Recent Agenda | All Agenda & Minutes

Master Packet

YouTube Link for the Next Meeting:  Click Here


The members of this Commission are the same as the Planning and Zoning Commission. The APA Meetings meet half an hour prior on the second meeting of Enfield Planning and Zoning Commission each month.


May 25, 2023 - Regular Meeting

May 25, 2023 - Legal Action AdMay 25, 2023 - YouTube Link
May 25, 2023 - Master PacketMay 25, 2023 - Notice of Action

December 15, 2022 - Cancelled

July 28, 2022 - Regular Meeting

July 28, 2022 - Legal Action AdJuly 28, 2022 - YouTube Link
July 30, 2022 - Master PacketJuly 28, 2022 - Notice of Action

June 30, 2022 - Regular Meeting

June 30, 2022 - Legal Action AdJune 30, 2022 - YouTube Link
June 30, 2022 - Master PacketJune 30, 2022 - Notice of Action

May 26, 2022 - Cancelled

April 28, 2022 - Cancelled

April 14, 2022 - Special Meeting

April 14, 2022 - Legal AdApril 14, 2022 - Legal Action AdApril 14, 2022 - YouTube Link
April 14, 2022 - Master PacketApril 14, 2022 - Notice of Action

February 24, 2022 - Cancelled

January 27, 2022- Cancelled.

December 9, 2021 - Special Meeting

December 9, 2021 - Legal Action AdDecember 9, 2021 - YouTube Link
December 9, 2021 - Master PacketDecember 9, 2021 - Notice of Action

November 18, 2021 - Special Meeting

November 18, 2021 - Legal Action AdNovember 18, 2021 - YouTube Link
November 18, 2021 - Master PacketNovember 18, 2021 - Notice of Action

September 23, 2021 - Special Meeting

September 23, 2021 - Legal Action AdSeptember 23, 2021 - YouTube Link

September 23, 2021 - Notice of Action

May 27, 2021 - Regular Meeting

May 27, 2021 - Legal Action AdMay 27, 2021 - YouTube Link
May 27, 2021 - Master PacketMay 27, 2021 - Notice of Action

April 22, 2021 - Cancelled

March 25, 2021 - Cancelled

February 25, 2021 - Cancelled

January 28, 2021- Cancelled