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About the Brookfield Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA)

The Brookfield WPCA is an independent utility of the Town of Brookfield with responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the town sewer system. That system extends from the Southern end of the town bordering with Danbury on Federal Road to the Northern end of Federal Road bordering New Milford.

The sewer system uses gravity wherever possible. We don’t normally think of gravity as an energy resource, but it is available and reliable. To convey wastewater over the hilly New England terrain, there are an elaborate system of strategically positioned pumping stations at low points that move wastewater to the final station at the corner of Federal Road and White Turkey Road. There the flow is metered and pumped to Danbury for treatment.

As to operating principles, it has been a long tradition that no WPCA expenses have been paid for by the general pool of Brookfield taxpayers. The WPCA has a proud history of operating the system with an eye on reliability, energy and cost efficiency. There continues to be a commitment to improve the sophistication with state-of-the-art monitoring of each installation to hold down costs while improving reliability.