Brookfield WPCA Projects
There are several distinct sewer districts that are monitored separately. The users in each district are responsible for the capital costs of the separate systems.
These districts include
• Federal Road South - From the Danbury town line to Route 133. There is an extension of this system to pick up the Raymour and Flanigan complex, the new Nabby Road town house complex up to Huckleberry School.
• Federal Road North - From Route 133 north to the New Milford town line.
• Center School, the High School and municipal buildings along Pocono Road.
• Three Condo: Cedar Brook, Whisconier Village and Stony Hill Village condominium developments. This district also includes Whisconier Middle School. See Photo Gallery for this 2009 construction project
• New 2012: Old New Milford Road. This was a in-fill project to provide sewer service to 29 properties including the first property on Del Mar Drive. The system is now open for business. Septic systems are a challenged in this commercial/industrial area limiting use.
• New 2012/13: Del Mar Drive Extension. With the advent of town water to the Industrial area on Del Mar Drive, the property owners in this area have requested an extension of the sewer system. The engineering work and financing requests are in progress the first half of 2012.
• New 2011: Sandy Lane. This work was completed early 2012. This is a project that takes advantage of the routing of the 2009 lines that now allow certain properties to connect to the sewer system via gravity. The Sandy Lane Condo Association properties and the commercial properties housing Bob's, AutoZone and Maggie McFly, for example, can now abandon their pumping and emergency generator systems. These are costly to maintain, especially as they become older.
• Under review in 2012: Dean Road Area. At the request of the Town Sanitarian and consent from the Board of Selectman and the Planning Commission, the WPCA has embarked on an initiative to study the engineering and costs of sewering the Dean Road Area. This was the subject of a Public Hearing slated for 7:00PM Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at the Town Hall. A fraction of the affected owners showed up. Subsequently a survey was conducted. The results a wide range of opinion. The WPCA has determined that the Town Sanitarian must order sewers for this project to proceed.
• In planning for 2012: High Meadow Condo Area. At the request of the High Meadow Condo Owners Association, and consent from the Board of Selectman and the Planning Commission, the WPCA embarked on an initiative to study the engineering and costs of sewering the condo complexes bordered by the Rail Road, Route 133 and Silvermine Road, thus including the Newbury Crossing and Ledgewood Condos. The application for Wetlands approval is quite extensive and requires complete engineering work be done to make a Wetlands application. The project will likely be limited to the dry summer months, so 2013 is the earliest feasible installation time. This was the subject of a Public Hearing slated for 7:00PM Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Town Hall, 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield. All three condo associations expressed support for this project.
Brookfield does not treat its own waste water. Instead there is a contract with Danbury to handle flows from Brookfield at a maximum rate of 500,000 gallons per day. The WPCA ordered a 20-year study to estimate future sewer needs. This is due to be published June 2012.
At present Brookfield flows are roughly half the contracted capacity reservation. Historical flows are reported below for the FY ending June 30 of the stated year.
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