On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Governor Malloy answered the call of thousands of concerned CT residents by signing the Sewage Right to Know bill (SB 88) into law. The new law requires the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to notify Connecticut residents when sewage overflows contaminate public waterways. Sewage contains viruses, parasites, and bacteria that put our health at risk. Families will now be able to take precautions to avoid unnecessary exposure to harmful sewage pollution.
The law was passed with strong bipartisan support and now stands as a model for other states to follow. Citizens Campaign for the Environment applauds the State of Connecticut for passing this commonsense, groundbreaking public health protection!
CCE thanks our members and friends for signing petitions and writing letters in support of this important legislation! Public support was essential for passage of the law. Nearly 2,000 letters were sent to elected officials, and over 5,800 signatures were collected in support of the public's right to know when sewage overflows contaminate Connecticut's waterways and communities.
Sewage overflows put our environment, economy, and health at risk; and we now have the right to know when they occur!
Thank you for taking action. Together we make a difference!
Your Friends at CCE