BROOKFIELD WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a meeting held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, the Brookfield Water Pollution Control Authority took the following action:
a) Amended Section 7.3.1 of the Rules and Regulations to permit the Capital Cost Recovery Connection Charge for buildings completed within two years of the expiration of the area benefit assessment payment plan to be calculated in the same manner and at the same rate as if assessed as part of such plan.
b) Amended the Sewer Service Area Map that constitutes a part of the Water Pollution Control Plan.
The amended Sewer Use Rules and Regulations and the amended Sewer Service Area Map are on file and available for public examination at the office of the Brookfield Town Clerk and at the office of the Brookfield Water Pollution Control Authority. In addition, a copy of the amended Sewer Use Rules and Regulations and Sewer Service Area Map are available for examination, and may be downloaded from the Brookfield WPCA website at
The amendments to the Sewer Use Rules and Regulations and to the Sewer Area Map were effective immediately upon adoption.
Dated at Brookfield, Connecticut, this 4th day of November, 2020
Nelson Malwitz, Chairman
Note: Section 7.3.1 additional paragraph underlined:
The Authority’s intent is to collect the 2% Connection Charge on the value of the new building improvements, but not to collect for land and improvements for which an Assessment, supplemental Benefit Assessment or connection charge has previously been imposed and paid. As such, no new Connection Charge is collected on the value of the land as that was previously covered with the original assessment. And by netting out the original/supplemental building/improvement value from the current building/improvement value, the property owner is not paying twice for that portion of the new improvements covered by the original Benefit Assessment.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if construction on any building subject to such 2% Capital Cost Recovery Connection Charge was commenced prior to and completed within two years of the expiration of the applicable district’s benefit assessment installment payment plan as evidenced by the issuance within such two year period of a certificate of occupancy by the Town of Brookfield Building Official, the Capital Cost Recovery Connection Charge shall be calculated in the same manner and at the same rate as was applicable to the determination of benefit assessments for the district in which the property is located, provided further however, that such alternate method of calculating the Capital Cost Recovery Connection Charge results in a lower Connection Charge.