Brookfield WPCA Rules and Regulations


[Download …] Rules and Regulations PDF Download  (04/26/2023) |  Download full Map as PDF (10/26/2022)

April 2023 Changes

[Download …] Addition of Use categories for personal care, pet care, golf driving ranges and bowling alleys in accordance with the Public Health Code.

October 2022 Changes

[Download …] 1) Technical adjustments to capacity limits for new and expanded uses. And 2) Rule changes to allow Capital Cost Recovery Connection Charge (CCRCC) to be paid over time if between $5,000 – 15,000. Adjustment of deferred interest rate for all charge brackets.

December 2021 Changes

[Download …] Discussion of limits on sewer allocations due to expected reduction of allowable flow to Danbury.
Amended Brookfield Water Pollution Control Plan

(Efforts are underway to increase water waste treatment capacity.)

October 2020 Changes

A. Changes to Capital Cost Recovery Connection Charge (CCRCC) for projects under construction when bond period ends. Changes were made only to Section 7.3.1.

B. Sewer Service Area Map Adjustments. See map page showing October 2020 changes.

Rule changes June 24, 2020 [More …]

A. Strengthening language regarding fiberous materials disposed of into the sewer system.

B. Added categories regarding the Capital Cost Recover Connection Charge to allow for slower payments of large amounts.

Rule changes February 26, 2020 [More …]

A. Addition of rules regarding charges for private pump station and Fat-Oils-Grease (FOG) trap inspections.

B. Setting a fee of $80 per year for each private pump station and each FOG interceptor, billed semi-annually.

Rule changes January 23, 2019 [More …]

A. Changes pertaining to submission of electronic as-built drawings

B. Provisions requiring a sewer permit for modifications to a structure’s building sewer

C. Codify in the Rules and Regulations provisions governing the existing Danbury Plant Charge

D. Substitute current tables from the Public Health Code as warranted

Rule changes adopted August 27, 2014 [More …]

June 26, 2013, the Brookfield WPCA has modified regulations to adopt a change in billing frequency from quarterly to semi-annually. Bills will be sent out in December and June of each year.

January 23, 2013, the Brookfield WPCA has modified regulations to remove the Outlet Capacity Charge originally adopted in 1997. After competing the 20-year capacity study, it is clear that this charge to accrue money to fund future growth, soley by new customers, did not seem appropriate and, further, would not be needed for another 10-15 years. Money received by the WPCA under the Outlet Capacity Charge program was returned to the current property owners. The total amount was just over $450,000.

January 11, 2012, the Brookfield WPCA has adopted updated regulations along with a revised sewer map. The current version of the sewer system map is shown below.

August 24, 2011: Denial of a Building Permit in the Case of a Delinquent Account.

September 29, 2010: The Authority amended Section 7.1.3, Determination of Use and Danbury Plant Charges, of the Sewer Use Regulations to add provisions for determining unit charges for physical fitness or sports training facilities, gyms and clubs. A Public Hearing on January 11, 2012 was held to amend certain technical rules regarding piping standards, to bring Brookfield regulations in line with State regulations.

These adopted regulations will affect the operation of your sewage pumping system, specifically the maintenance of your pumping equipment. An annual maintenance report is now required. View regulation and download forms.

Sewer Details as part of the Rules and Regulations:


Notes: The Map and “Standard Details” are provided here for convenience as of March 2010. Except for the map, these drawings do not often change.  However, if using the drawing details for design purposes, check with the office for the latest version.

The links to the drawings above will open in a new page. On most browers, click the image to see them in full size. In their official form, these are D-size drawings 23 x 34 inches.