Water Pollution Control Authority

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Water Pollution Control manages three individual sanitary sewer systems each having its own treatment plant that serve the more populated regions of Stonington including the villages of Mystic, Old Mystic, Pawcatuck, and Stonington Borough. The remaining areas use individual on-site septic systems.

Customers pay for sewer use based upon water meter readings provided by the water companies. Bills are sent twice annually. The current rates are: $5.37 per 100 cubic feet, $141.04 for single family well users and $211.56 for multi family well users. The minimum charge is $41.48.

Contact Water Pollution Control concerning:

  • Sewer user accounts
  • New sewer connections
    • Hook-up charges
    • Connection fees
    • Procedures
  • Sewer service areas
  • Sewage treatment practices
  • CT DEP required Special Permits

A Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) consisting of five citizens appointed by the Board of Selectmen supervises Stonington’s wastewater management systems.

Section 7-17 of the Town Charter establishes the local Water Pollution Control Authority

The Connecticut General Statutes (CGS)

Sec. 7-246 Authorizes municipalities to establish a Water Pollution Control Authority.

Sec.7-247 Gives Water Pollution Control Authorities the authority to “…acquire, construct and operate (a) sewerage system…” 


Authority Members

Name Title
Peter Balestracci Board Member
Richard Cody Chairman
James Petrosky Board Member
Lynn Young Board Member
Deborah Downie Board Member
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