Rep. Vincent Candelora (R-86) received the Connecticut Water Works Association’s Legislator of the Year Award for his outstanding leadership on issues affecting Connecticut’s water resources. The Connecticut Water Works Association (CWWA) is an association of public water supply utilities that promotes state policies that assure reliable, high quality water supplies to protect the public health and safety.
“I am honored to be recognized by the CWWA. Connecticut’s new stream flow regulations recognizes the delicate balance between safe drinking water and protecting our natural resources. I was fortunate to be part of the process of bringing the stakeholders to the table to craft a sound piece of regulations that protects our safe drinking water supply and our rivers in streams,” said State Representative Vincent J. Candelora.
“Rep. Candelora’s commitment to thoroughly understanding issues affecting the state’s water resources and the impact of laws and regulations on the quality and availability of public water supplies is deeply appreciated. His ability to weigh in on complex issues and work with stakeholders to address concerns was critical to developing more balanced stream flow regulations,” said Carlene Kulisch, CWWA Legislative Committee Officer representing the South Central CT Regional Water Authority.
“Rep. Candelora clearly recognizes the need to craft laws affecting our water supplies in ways that balance environmental protection with other critical needs – public health, safety and economic development. We applaud his efforts to protect Connecticut’s public water supplies to meet the needs of Connecticut’s citizens and businesses.”
“Rep. Candelora clearly recognizes that Connecticut residents rely on public water supplies for public health, safety, agricultural and economic development needs. And, at the same time, he understands that protecting our rivers and streams is important to Connecticut’s quality life,” Kulisch added.
The award was presented at CWWA’s Annual Fall Meeting held in Wallingford on October 21, which was attended by more than 150 water industry professionals.
(Press release courtesy of CWWA.)