Connecticut Water Diversion Policy Act (Connecticut)

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Place Connecticut

Applies to States or Provinces Connecticut
Name Connecticut Water Diversion Policy Act (Connecticut)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-05-23
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


This section describes regulations and permit requirements for projects or activities which may lead to water diversion; however, many exemptions apply. Regulated activities include large withdrawals from groundwater resources, collection or discharge of runoff, water transfer, and relocation, retention, detention, bypass, channelization, piping, culverting, ditching, or damming of waters where the drainage area tributary to such waters is 100 acres or greater.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Betsey Wingfield
Department Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Division Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse

Phone (860) 424-3704


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: DEEP Regulations 22a-372-1through377(c)-2

Date Enacted 1990

Authority 2: Conn. Gen. Stat. 22a-365 to 22a-378