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USACE seeks comments on proposed work near Coppermine Brook, wetlands in Bristol, Connecticut

Published June 5, 2024
Updated: June 5, 2024

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from New Britain Water Department in New Britain, Conn., for proposed work adjacent to Coppermine Brook and freshwater wetlands near Maltby Street in Bristol, Conn.

The proposed work involves the placement of fill in waters of the United States to construct nine new water supply wells, a new pond pump house, and to remove sediment from the canal and supply pond. Approximately 0.72 acre of wetlands would be permanently impacted, and 0.75 acre of waters would be temporarily impacted by the project. The project purpose is to redevelop the existing Upper and Lower Wellfields which were constructed in 1921 and the 1940s, respectively, and currently serve as a raw water supply. The proposed work entails replacing six water supply wells at the Lower Wellfield and three water supply wells at the Upper Wellfield. All wells include submersible well pumps and would be connected directly to the raw water conveyance system. New buried yard piping would be installed as needed.

USACE is soliciting comments from members of the public; federal, state and local agencies; American Indian Tribes; and other interested parties to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed activity. The public notice with more detailed information is available for review on the District website at https://www.nae.usace.army.mil/Missions/PublicNotices, file # NAE-2024-00783.

Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than July 5, 2024, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Attn: Jana Jacobson, Regulatory Division, 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or by email to jana.l.jacobson@usace.army.mil. Please reference file # NAE-2024-00783.

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