Description : The Derby Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) is responsible for the city’s waste water collection and treatment. The system contains over 40 miles of sewers with 75% of those pipes constructed prior to 1970. The system also includes 4 pump stations owned and operated by the WPCA. Those stations are located at Patty Ann Terrace, South Division Street, Burtville Avenue and Roosevelt Drive. All wastewater flows into the main treatment facility at 1 Caroline Street.
Governance : The WPCA is governed by an authority composed of five members appointed by the mayor and approved by the board of aldermen to serve five year terms. No more than 3 members may be from the same political party. The current members are Jack Walsh (Chair), Kelly Curtis, Alex Lechich, Robert Miani and Rose Marie Pertoso. The operations of the WPCA are subject to regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment (DEEP).
Funding : The WPCA receives its funding through fees from users of the system. Users pay a flat fee for their connection as well as a fee based on usage. The usage is reported to the WPCA from the water company. These fees are computed annually, and bills are mailed in the fall. Consumers may pay in two installments. Starting with the bills to be issued in fall, 2018 users will be assessed an annual “capital fee” to cover the costs of the capital improvements being made as part of the 2014 referendum. That cost will be approximately $250 per unit and will be billed annually until the entire referendum costs are paid.
The city's Water Pollution Control Authority recently signed a contract with Holzner Construction to build the last - and largest - of three pump stations approved by voters in the 2014 referendum. The Roosevelt Drive pump station will take just over a year to build and will cost over $7,000,000 to complete. Design work being done by DeCarlo & Doll on the improvements along Rt. 34 is also nearing completion with construction expected to begin in 2019.
Derby WPCA is also participating in a Regional Wastewater Treatment Consolidation Study along with Ansonia, Seymour, Beacon Falls and Naugatuck to study the feasibility of any possible collaborations/consolidations among the cities that could be beneficial. The study is funded by the State of Connecticut and administered by the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments.
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***PLEASE NOTE A CONVENIENCE FEE WHICH IS A BANK FEE, WILL BE INCLUDED ON EACH CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION***
Jack Walsh, Chair
Rose Marie Pertoso
5 members, 5 year term
Appointed by Mayor - approve by BOA
§7-63 no more than 3 from the same party
Fats, Oils, & Grease Pretreatment Regulations Adopted 3-15-2017
REGULATIONS FOR THE INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION OF BUILDING SEWERS AND FOR THE USE OF PUBLIC SEWERS IN THE CITY OF DERBY
APPLICATION FOR NEW SEWER CONNECTION, SEWER REPAIR OR DISCONNECT
CONTRACTORS REGISTRATION FORM
FOG (FATS, OILS & GREASE) Brochure 2018.pdf
The City of Derby sanitary sewer system provides service to over 12,000 customers and contains over 216,000 linear feet of pipe. The wastewater is transported to and treated at the Derby Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF). If the capacity of the sewer system is exceeded or if blockages occur, overflows may result. Untreated wastewater overflows that occur upstream of the WPCF are called Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs). SSOs are a threat to public health and the environment because the SSO may discharge pollutants such as pathogens, floatable materials, toxics and other pollutants, all of which may impact public health, drinking water supplies, water quality, and/or aquatic ecosystems.
The City of Derby WPCA's goal is to document and prevent (or mitigate) overflows whenever possible, to deal efficiently with the effects of such events, and to protect public health, environment, and property. While the City's collection system is old and prone to failures, a quick response and an aggressive maintenance and replacement plan will minimize the impacts.
The City of Derby WPCA is required to report all sewage overflows to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). Any overflows that reach a local waterbody are listed on DEEP's website:
****** To report a sewage backup call 203-736-1475 ******
1 Caroline Street
1 Elizabeth Street, City Hall
1 Elizabeth Street, City Hall