[Adopted 3-5-1979; amended 8-2-1982]
The Board of Water Commissioners is hereby designated as the Water Pollution Control Authority for the City of Middletown.
The Water Pollution Control Authority may modify the boundaries of the Connecticut River Interceptor Sewer Service Area in accordance with the requirements of this section.
Prior to modifying the boundaries of the approved sewer service area, the Water Pollution Control Authority shall hold a public hearing. Notice of the public hearing shall be published twice in a newspaper of general circulation in the City, the first not more than 15 nor less than 10 days before the hearing and the second at least two days before the public hearing. In addition, notice shall be given, by certified mail, return receipt requested, to each owner of record of land located in the area to be designated and to the Connecticut Commissioner of Environmental Protection.
The Water Pollution Control Authority may designate a proposed additional area only upon finding that:
The proposed expansion shall be for an identified proposal or development within the I-3 Zone.
The identified proposal or development shall be consistent with the I-3 Zone; and if not consistent and requiring a special exception, then the special exception must be granted prior to the appeal to the Water Pollution Control Authority to amend the sewer service area.
The sewer extension must be constructed to Water Pollution Control Authority sewer specifications.
The extension of sewer does not adversely affect the flow characteristics of the current sewer infrastructure.
Designation of a proposed additional area shall require the approval of the Water Pollution Control Authority as required by statute.
Upon approval by the Water Pollution Control Authority, an updated water pollution control plan for the municipality shall be filed with the Connecticut Commissioner of Environmental Protection in accordance with Section 7-246(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
After the filing of the updated water pollution control plan, the matter shall be forwarded to the Common Council for its action. The boundaries of the additional area shall be set out by ordinance. Prior to taking action on the ordinance, the Common Council shall hold a public hearing on the ordinance at the duly advertised monthly meeting in which the matter is scheduled to be heard.
The Water Pollution Control Authority shall be responsible for obtaining the approval of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to Section 22a-416 of the Connecticut General Statutes for the extension of the Connecticut River Interceptor Sewer into the additional area.