Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA)

News Release - Wastewater Facilities Upgrade Project Information 9/25/19.  For details click here.

Public Notice - Sewer & Tipping Fees effective September 1, 2019.  For details click here.

News Release as of October 26, 2018: Why is the Town seeking your approval now to do the Sewer Project Updgrade?  Can it be delayed/canceled forever with a "No" vote?  Read the answers by clicking here.

New information as of October 19, 2018

The WPCA wants Town residents to be fully informed regarding the Wastewater Facilities Upgrade Project.  Attached are four documents for your review:

  1. Public Meeting PowerPoint Presentation with text and graphics - Click here.
  2. Letter from DEEP – Outcomes of a “Yes” or “No” vote - Click here.
  3. Cost Breakdown of the Upgrade Project - Click here.
  4. Financial Model/Rate Schedule of the Upgrade Project - Click here.

Town of Ridgefield 

Explanatory Text for Election Day WPCA Question #12

This Question will be on the Ballot on Election Day - November 6, 2018

Want to know more before you vote?  Click here.

Phase 1 and Phase 2 Wastewater Facilities Plan

Ridgefield Public Hearing May 3, 2017

Press Release: Public Hearing Notice

Draft Phase 1 WW Facilities Plan - Volume 1 with Appendices A through E

Draft Phase 1 WW Facilities Plan - Volume 2 Appendicies F through J

Draft Phase 2 WW Facilities Plan Report (without Appendicies)

Draft Phase 2 WW Facilities Plan Report Appendicies E through H

Draft Phase 2 WW Facilities Plan Report Appendix A

Draft Phase 2 WW Facilities Plan Report Appendix B

Draft Phase 2 WW Facilities Plan Report Appendix C

Draft Phase 2 WW Facilities Plan Report Appendix D Part 1

Draft Phase 2 WW Facilities Plan Report Appendix D Part 2

Draft Phase 2 WW Facilities Plan Report List of Appendicies

What Does the WPCA Do?

The WPCA is responsible for the management and oversight of the Town's 2 Wastewater Treatment Facilities (WWTFs): the South Street WWTF serving Sewer District 1 and the Route 7 WWTF serving Sewer District 2.  These facilities are aging and are reaching the end of their planned service lives, and the WPCA is currently completing a Wastewater Facilities Plan to develop the needs and estimated costs for upgrades to the 2 WWTFs as well as the wastewater collection systems.

The WPCA anticipates that upgrades to the WWTFs will be required in the near future, which will be significant capital project.

Prepared the Phase 1 Wastewater Facilities Plan to review the existing flows, loadings and capacities of the 2 WWTFs, and project the future flows and loads for the next 20 years as the first step in the planning for the upgrades of the Town's wastewater collection and treatment facilities.

Currently preparing the Phase 2 Wastewater Facilities Plan to develop the upgrade needs and estimated costs of the 2 WWTFs to meet newly imposed effluent limits, and address the worn and aging structures and equipment at each WWTF.

As part of the Wastewater Facilities Planning effort, conducted smoke testing, dye testing, manholes inspections, and house-to-house inspections for sump pumps  to identify and locate sources of extraneous stormwater entering the sanitary sewer system.

Prepared a feasibility evaluation of the relocation of the existing Quail Ridge Pump Station as the initial step in planning for the needed upgrade of this 30 year old pump station.

Initiated the design of the relocation of the existing Quail Ridge Pump Station.

Contact the Water Pollution Control Authority

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Diana Van Ness WPCA Administrator
Amy Siebert
Kevin Briody
Ronald Hill
Gary Zawacki
Rudy Marconi
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