Candlewood Lake Waste Water Study (Brookfield)

Details and documents for the Candlewood Lake Area Wastewater Study. This is to examine the needs and options to intercept the septic flows to the lake. It is being conducted by Lombardo Associates, Inc (LAI) and sponsored in part by a CT DEEP Clean Water Fund Study Grant. (All information presented here is publicly available.)

Note: These are very technical documents. Expertise in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Engineering and the like are useful to grasp the concepts in these documents. Click on images to download these papers.

Candlewood Lake Study DocumentDescription
Brookfield Study Task 1 ReportA 89-page report covering the initial fact-finding for the entire study. See the 2-page executive summary. Updated December 17, 2019
Brookfield Study Task 2 ReportA 35-page report covering the initial fact-finding for the entire study. Completed December 17, 2019
Study Grant Approved by CT DEEPGrant Submission Accepted by CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
Area Well Water Testing
Summary Results-EXHIBIT ASeptember 2019
Supporting Detail:
Arrowhead-EXHIBIT B
Candlewood Shores-EXHIBIT C
Brookfield Study Task 1 MapsThe sixteen (16) color maps for the Task 1 Report are in a separate document. They can be viewed online. They can also be printed on 17×22 tabloid or legal paper for better viewing.
This is a 140 MB file updated November 2019
Brookfield Study Area Septic Data by ParcelThis is a file with a list of the approximately 1500 parcels in the study area. Download and search for your address. The Town does not have septic system data for every parcel in the study area.
Cluster Wastewater Planning
EPA Handbook by LAI
A US EPA document used across the country prepared by the engineers on this project, Lombardo Associates, Inc
Phosphorus Geochemistry in Septic SystemsThe fate of Phosphorus from septic systems
A technical document.
FirstLight Shoreline Management Plan (SMP)
This plan was approved August 2019 by the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FREC)
The plan is designed to promote the protection, preservation and improvement of environmental values into the future mostly through land management. Section VII. a) reads “FirstLight does not have … jurisdiction over public health and water quality. Therefore, the CTDPH, local health departments, CT DEEP and any other jurisdictional bodies are primarily responsible for public health and water quality … on and in [Candlewood Lake].
Partial Sponsorship by Brookfield WPCAWhy is the Brookfield WPCA partially sponsoring this project at 45% with a 55% CT DEEP grant?