Sen. Hwang Applauds $2.5 M for Fairfield Flood Mitigation

June 23, 2023

For Immediate Release

Sen. Hwang Applauds $2.5 Million for Fairfield Flood Mitigation

Sen. Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield), who serves as the Ranking Member of the Bonding Subcommittee of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, today applauded the inclusion of $2.5 million on the June 30 State Bond Commission’s agenda for a grant-in-aid to the Town of Fairfield for the Rooster River Flood Mitigation Project.

The project includes completing detention pond work, removing accumulated sediment and disposal of slightly contaminated sediment, green infrastructure and water quality improvements, and wetland restoration of an open space parcel that the town purchased.

“This is excellent news for Fairfield and we are grateful for the governor’s continued attention to the town’s needs,” Sen. Hwang said.  “Rooster River flooding has been a cause for concern in our community for many years.  This funding will help put in place long-term solutions in an environmentally friendly way.”

Sen. Hwang noted that Rooster River flooding was among the topics discussed at his June 22 coastal resiliency forum at McKinley School.

The Rooster River funding is in addition to a $3 million award to Fairfield earlier this week for environmental remediation of a contaminated site.

Last year, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV) again named Sen. Hwang an “Environmental Champion” in its Environmental Scorecard. The recognition cited Sen. Hwang’s long standing bipartisan leadership and his vote in helping to pass legislation to promote clean air, climate change and protect our state’s natural resources.