Senator Kissel, Rep. Hall, Rep. Arnone Applaud Approval of $2.5 Million Bond to Upgrade Enfield Waste Water Treatment Plant

April 3, 2019


State Senator John A. Kissel (R-07) released the following statement following the authorization by the State Bonding Commission to finance the state’s share of investments in the Town of Enfield’s waste water treatment program.

HARTFORD – On Tuesday the Connecticut State Bonding Commission met to consider a variety of bonding proposals. Included on the bonding agenda was a request for $2,501,495 to assist the Town of Enfield in upgrading the town’s waste water treatment plant that is utilized by the correctional facilities in Enfield.

In January, State Senator John A. Kissel, State Representatives Carol Hall (R-59) and Tom Arnone (D-58) penned letters to Office of Policy and Management (OPM) Secretary Melissa McCaw, the Governor’s Office and members of the Bonding Commission in strong support of this request.

“I would like to extend my thanks to the State Bonding Commission, to Secretary McCaw and to Governor Lamont for your support of this critical project,” said Senator Kissel. “Waste water treatment is an absolutely necessary system that must be maintained to the highest possible standard, and this bonding authorization allows the Town of Enfield to do so.”

“It was an immediate priority of the Enfield delegation to secure funding for the waste water treatment, so I would like to extend my gratitude to the State Bond Commission, Governor Lamont, and my legislative colleagues for making this possible. It is critical we upgrade the plant while protecting our towns’ funds,” said Representative Arnone.

Representative Carol Hall remarked, “I am pleased that this item was approved unanimously by the bond commission. The state meeting its obligations for this project ensures that the improvements can be completed in a timely manner. I would like to thank the DOC and the Governor’s Office for making this a priority and getting it on the first bonding commission agenda of the session. They understand the urgency of their commitment to the town of Enfield.”

The project in question has already begun and, in accordance with state law, the Town of Enfield had asked the State to authorize certain funds to assist in the financing of the project so it can be completed in a timely manner without jeopardizing Town funds for other projects and programs. The bonding request was approved unanimously.

State Senator John A. Kissel represents Connecticut’s 7th Senate District including the towns of Enfield, Suffield, Granby, East Granby, Windsor Locks, and Somers.