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Kent Sewer Commission


The Kent Sewer Commission (KSC)  acts as the Water Pollution Control Authority for the Town of Kent, and oversees the operation of the Town-owned sewer plant and sanitary collection facilities, the receipt and treatment of Septage, and the operations of Community Septic Systems. 

Virtually all the people in Kent depend on the Sewer System.  Most patronize village center businesses and organizations that are directly linked to the sewer system. Private septic systems require periodic pumping and septic system effluent is deposited in the septage lagoons for processing and disposal.  Fees for this, as well as those for direct connections,
pay for the maintenance of the plant and associated costs.

Kent’s sewer system services approximately 270 users connected directly to the sewer lines in the town center, and maintains a septage disposal facility.  Because ’s sewer system serves a relatively small number of paying customers, but has nearly all of the fixed costs associated with systems with a larger customer base, Kent has a slightly higher rate structure than other parts of the state.

The sewer system protects the health of residents and visitors,
as well as the Housatonic River. Everyone is reminded 
that introducing items 
that can cause blockages,
or toxic substances, can endanger everyone in Kent,
the operators of the system and those downstream. Please help us keep your system working.

Sewer Plant:                  125 Schaghticoke Road:  860-927-4075
Emergency contacts:     John Casey, Chairman, Sewer Commission: 860-927-3781
                                       Butch Walsh, Plant Superintendant: 860-318-1279
                                       Bart Clark, Consulting Engineer : 860-868-1367

Current News

The Kent Sewer Commission announces the completion of the repair and relining of the sanitary sewer collection system in the village.  In September 2012, the Commission accepted delivery of the new pump station at Judd Avenue, marking the completion of a million dollar system renovation.  The successful project is the result of team work between the public and private sectors.

The original sanitary sewer system was built in 1886 and served the town faithfully for 125 years, however certain sections of the original clay tiles were in need of repair and the pump station equipment was in need of upgrading.  The pump station, near the Kent Center School, is where wastewater from the village is collected and pumped under the Housatonic for treatment at the wastewater treatment plant on the west side of the river.  Over the years the pumps and other mechanical components aged and operated at less than original design specifications.

Loureiro Engineering Associates ("LEA") of Plainville, CT, was retained by the Commission in 2009 to design and oversee the renovation.  Under the expert direction of senior engineer, Sal Palaia, LEA employed innovative technology which allowed the existing piping to be re-lined with a resin in situ without having to remove and replace the existing components.  This technique saved hundreds of thousands of dollars and spared the town the disruption associated with village-wide excavation.  LEA was assisted by Bart Clark, principal of the local firm of Oakwood Environmental Associates, whose insights brought great value to the project.

The newly renovated pump station employs many advances in safety and efficiency that were not present in the original installation in 1970, eliminating dangerous working conditions for our valued employees while creating greater processing efficiency.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) made this project possible by a 45% grant and 55% low interest loan funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Additional funding was also provided by USDA, which allowed the Commission to address safety and operational issues not in the original project scope.  USDA's team members Mary Grasso, Susan Gregware and Frank Petruli provided valuable guidance, oversight and cost control procedures that otherwise would not have been available to a small town.  Their contributions greatly facilitated the project and allowed the town of Kent to achieve significant cost savings and an excellent overall result.  Without USDA's assistance, this vital project would not have been possible.

The Selectmen and Town Treasurer assisted the Sewer Commission with bridge loans during the construction period, eliminating the cost of obtaining commercial loans to cover cash flow requirements.  They also provided other valuable assistance working with the USDA to administer the grant and loan.

The links here will provide more information on the history, personnel and administration, forms and fees, and current upgrades of the Kent Sewer and Septage systems.

Links for more information:
   Information for System Users and Septage Customers
   History and Operations
      Town Sewer Lines
      The Treatment Plant
         Sewage
         Septic
      Community Systems
   Personnel and Administration
   System Improvements
       A. Town Sewer Upgrade
       B. Expansion on Maple Street Extension
   

Sewer Commission - Meeting Minutes 2014

Title, Description
Regular Meeting October 14, 2014
Special Meeting September 19, 2014
Regular Meeting September 9, 2014
Regular Meeting August 12, 2014
Special Meeting June 20, 2014
Regular Meeting June 10, 2014
Regular Meeting May 13, 2014
Regular Meeting April 8, 2014
Regular Meeting March 11, 2014
Regular Meeting February 11, 2014
Special Meeting July 10, 2014
Regular Meeting January 14, 2014

Sewer Commission - Meeting Minutes 2013

Title, Description
Regular Meeting December 10, 2013
Regular Meeting November 12, 2013
Special Meeting October 18, 2013
Regular Meeting October 8, 2013
Regular Meeting September 10, 2013
Special Meeting September 5, 2013
Regular Meeting August 13, 2013
Special Meeting June 20, 2013
Regular Meeting July 09, 2013
Regular Meeting June 11, 2013
Special Meeting June 7, 2013
Regular Meeting May 14, 2013
Public Hearing April 9, 2013
Regular Meeting April 9, 2013
Regular Meeting March 12, 2013
Special Meeting February 23, 2013
Special Meeting February 1, 2013
Regular Meeting January 8, 2013

Sewer Commission - Meeting Minutes 2012

Title, Description
Regular Meeting December 11, 2012
Regular Meeting October 9, 2012
Special Meeting September 12, 2012
Regular Meeting August 14, 2012
Regular Meeting July 10, 2012
Regular Meeting June 12, 2012
Regular Meeting May 8, 2012
Public Hearing April 3, 2012
Regular Meeting March 13, 2012
Special Meeting February 28, 2012
Regular Meeting January 10, 2012
Special Meeting May 17, 2011

Sewer Commission - Meeting Minutes 2011

Title, Description
Special Meeting November 3, 2011
Regular Meeting October11, 2011
Regular Meeting September 13, 2011
Special Meeting September 1, 2011
Regular Meeting August 9, 2011
Regular Meeting July 12, 2011
Regular Meeting June 14, 2011
Special Meeting June 2, 2011
Special Meeting May 17, 2011
Regular Meeting March 8, 2011
Regular Meeting February 8, 2011
Regular Meeting January 11th, 2011

Sewer Commission - Meeting Minutes 2010

Title, Description
Regular Meeting December 14, 2010
Special Meeting November 15th, 2010
Regular Meeting November 9th, 2010
Regular Meeting October 12, 2010
Regular Meeting September 14, 2010
Special Meeting September 7, 2010
Regular Meeting August 10, 2010
Regular Meeting July 14, 2010
Regular Meeting June 8, 2010
Regular Meeting May 11, 2010
Regular Meeting April 13, 2010
Regular Meeting March 9, 2010
Special Meeting February 18, 2010
Regular Meeting January 12, 2010

Sewer Commission - Meeting Minutes 2009

Title, Description
Regular Meeting December 8, 2009
Public Hearing December 8, 2009
Regular Meeting October 13, 2009
Special Meeting October 5, 2009
Special Meeting September 21, 2009

Sewer Commission - Agendas 2014

Title, Description
Regular Meeting October 14, 2014
Special Meeting September 19, 2014
Regular Meeting September 9, 2014
Special Meeting July 10, 2014
Special Meeting June 20, 2014
Regular Meeting June 10, 2014
Regular Meeting May 13, 2014
Regular Meeting May 13, 2014
Regular Meeting April 8, 2014
Regular Meeting March 11, 2014
Regular Meeting February 11, 2014
Regular Meeting January 14, 2014

Sewer Commission - Agendas 2013

Title, Description
Regular Meeting December 10, 2013
Regular Meeting November 12, 2013
Special Meeting October 18, 2013
Regular Meeting October 8, 2013
Regular Meeting September 10, 2013
Special Meeting September 5, 2013
Regular Meeting August 13, 2013
Regular Meeting July 9, 2103
Special Meeting June 20, 2013
Regular Meeting June 11, 2013
Special Meeting June 7, 2013
Regular Meeting May 14, 2013
Regular Meeting April 9, 2013
Public Hearing April 9, 2013
Regular Meeting March 12, 2013
Regular Meeting March 12, 2013
Regular Meeting February 12, 2013
Special Meeting February 1, 2013
Regular Meeting January 8, 2013

Sewer Commission - Agendas 2012

Title, Description
Regular Meeting December 11, 2012
Regular Meeting November 13, 2012
Regular Meeting October 9, 2012
Regular Meeting October 9, 2012
Special Meeting September 12, 2012
Regular Meeting August 14, 2012
Regular Meeting July 10, 2012
Regular Meeting June 12, 2012
Regular Meeting May 8, 2012
Regular Meeting April 10, 2012
Legal Notice April 3, 2012
Regular Meeting March 13, 2012
Special Meeting February 28, 2012
Regular Meeting February 14, 2012
Special Meeting February 16, 2012
Regular Meeting February 14, 2012
Regular Meeting January 10, 2012
Regular Meeting January 10, 2012

Sewer Commission - Agendas 2011

Title, Description
Regular Meeting December 13, 2011
Regular Meeting December 12, 2011
Special Meeting November 3, 2011
Regular Meeting October 11, 2011
Regular Meeting September 13, 2011
Special Meeting September 1, 2011
Regular Meeting August 9, 2011
Regular Meeting July 12, 2011
Regular Meeting June14, 2011
Special Meeting June 2, 2011
Special Meeting May 17, 2011
Special Meeting May 17, 2011
Regular Meeting April 12, 2011
Regular Meeting March 8, 2011
Regular Meeting February 8, 2011
Regular Meeting January 11, 2011

Sewer Commission - Agendas 2010

Title, Description
Special Meeting December 14, 2010
Special Meeting November 15, 2010
Regular Meeting November 9, 2010
Regular Meeting October 12, 2010
Regular Meeting September 14, 2010
Special Meeting September 7, 2010
Regular Meeting August 10, 2010
Special Meeting July 24, 2010
Regular Meeting July 13, 2010
Regular Meeting June 8, 2010
Regular Meeting May 11, 2010
Regular Meeting May 11, 2010
Regular Meeting April 13, 2010
Regular Meeting March 9, 2010
Special Meeting February 18, 2010
Regular Meeting February 9, 2010
Regular Meeting January 12, 2010

Sewer Commission - Agendas 2009

Title, Description
Regular Meeting December 8, 2009
Regular Meeting November 10, 2009
Agenda 101309
Special Meeting October 5, 2009

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