TOWN of HEBRON Honored with Sustainable CT Certification
The Town of Hebron is one of the first Connecticut municipalities to achieve certification as a Sustainable CT community. The town met high standards in a broad range of sustainability accomplishments to qualify for the prestigious BRONZE certification.
Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that supports and recognizes sustainability action by Connecticut communities, was launched last year and announced its first group of certified towns this week. In its application for Sustainable CT certification, the Town of Hebron demonstrated significant achievements in actions in nine sustainable impact areas ranging from thriving local economies and vibrant arts and culture to clean transportation and diverse housing. The Town of Hebron successfully completed actions included 16 actions in 9 categories for a total of 210 points.
“This award showcases Hebron as a Sustainable CT municipality! Thank you to all those who actively participated in this accomplishment” said Andrew Tierney, Town Manager for the Town of Hebron.
“Congratulations to our 2018 certified Sustainable CT communities,” said Lynn Stoddard, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University, which administers the program. “We are inspired by your leadership and eager to share your accomplishments in building efficient, thriving, and resilient communities.”
With input from municipal leaders across the state, Sustainable CT was developed under the leadership of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University. The program is independently funded, with significant support from three Connecticut philanthropic foundations. The founding funders include the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund.
The Town of Hebron and other certified communities will be recognized on October 30 at the Annual Convention of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, followed by additional local and regional recognition events in the coming months.
For more information, visit www.sustainablect.org
The Public Works Department would like to give notice to the public that a representative contractor of the Towns’ pavement engineer, VHB, will be conducting road surveys throughout Town in the next couple of weeks. This will be a vehicle taking pictures and recording road conditions. The vehicle will have door emblems with the VHB logo, and should not be any interruption to traffic. Thank you for your patience while we work toward our goal of improving the roadway system.
Connecticut Water Company – update
• We continue to explore every opportunity for additional water supply.
• We are currently installing a remote meter reading system in Hebron. We are looking for a site to mount a 10’ fiberglass antenna. Thanks for being open to installing this at the safety complex. Once we complete our propagation study I will contact you to further discuss the specifics.
• We will be extending the water main on the property of Country Manor to the edge of Wall Street. We are planning to install a fire hydrant on Wall St at this location. I will send you a separate email that gives the specifics and the authorization form for the fire billing charges.
• Three pilot wells have been drilled near our existing Hebron Center wells. The output and water quality of these wells is being evaluated.
• We have secured an option to access to property off Wall Street. Our engineering and well drilling contractors have been evaluating drilling locations and the drilling of pilot wells will be initiated as soon as possible. Land clearing will begin this week.
• The Hebron Harvest Fair starts on September 6th and we anticipate an increase in water demand. The fair is not supplied by our water systems, but we anticipate the influx of visitors will likely generate more activity in the community, including at restaurants and retail outlets.
• The mandatory outdoor watering ban remains in effect and is necessary to ensure there is adequate water for domestic use and public fire protection.
Connecticut Water Company