TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Series 1. Minutes of meetings 1925-1971

Series 2. Miscellaneous circa 1937-1984

Series 3. Reports 1938-1940

Series 4. Maps 1939

RG 079:023, Water Resources Commission

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut Water Resources Commission
Title: Water Resources Commission records
Dates: 1925-1981
Quantity: 4.5 cubic feet
Abstract: The State Water Commission was created in 1925 to reduce, control or eliminate water pollution. It merged into the Water Resources Commission in 1957 that was formed to study the water resources of the State.
Identification: RG079_023
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The State Water Commission was established in 1925 by Public Acts chpt. 143. Its function was to determine through hearing if "any person, fir, or corporation is polluting the waters of the state" and if finding that to be the case then it "may make an order directing such person, firm or corporation to use or to operate some practicable and reasonably available system or means which will reduce, control or eliminate such pollution having regard for the rights and interests of all persons concerned, provided the cost of installation, maintenance and operation thereof shall not be unreasonable or inequitable." On June 1, 1957, the State Water Commission merged with the State Flood Control and water Policy Commission and the State Board of Supervision of Dams to form the Water Resources Commission. The new Commission's purpose was to "study the water resources of the State and the present laws pertaining thereto. It shall further study the relative needs of the various groups represented on said commission with particular reference to the greatest good to the people." In 1971 the Water Resources Commission merged into the new Department of Environmental Protection.

See also the Water Resources Commission Agency History.

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Scope and Content

Includes minutes of both the State Water Commission and the Water Resources Commission, 1925-1971; some biennial reports, 1938-1940; and some miscellaneous material that post-date the merge into the Department of Environmental Protection, most concerning the Insfrasturcture Task Force, 1983-1984.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Minutes of meetings, 1925-1971, Accession: 1997-052

Series 2. Miscellaneous, circa 1937-1984, Accession: 1997-052

Series 3. Reports, 1938-1940, Accession: 2001-072

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 079:005, Department of Department of Environmental Protection: Aire, Waste and Water

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. State Water Commission
Connecticut. Water Resources Commission

Subjects:

Connecticut. State Water Commission -- Records and correspondence
Connecticut. Water Resources Commission -- Records and correspondence
Water pollution -- Connecticut
Water quality -- Connecticut
Water resources development -- Connecticut
Water-supply -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Legislative acts
Minutes
Reports

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Container List

Series 1. Minutes of meetings, 1925-1971, Accession: 1997-052
Box
Minutes of meetings, 1925-1981
1925 - 1957, 11 folders 1
1958 - 1963, 6 folders 2
1964 - 1966 September, 5 folders 3
1966 October -1967 May, 1 volume 9
1967 October - 1968 August, 12 folders 4
1968 September - 1970 August, 16 folders 5
1970 September -1971 September, 13 folders 6
Miscellaneous
Series 2. Miscellaneous, circa 1937-1984, Accession: 1997-052
Summary Record of Actions - Water Compliance, 1972-1973, 10 folders 7
Infrastructure Task Force, 1983-1984
Annual report, 1951 September 8
Report, "1968 Inventory Municipal Waste Facilities" (New England)
Middletown Sewage Treatment Plant - Operation records, 1937-1940
State Laws, General Statutes - I
State Laws II
Connecticut Water Division Policy Act of 1982
Act Establishing Commission and other Miscellaneous Acts
Federal Laws
Federal Laws, Regulations - Miscellaneous
Series 3. Reports, 1938-1940, Accession: 2001-072
Published copies of these reports can be found at [CSL call number StLib Conn Doc W231]
First biennial report of the State Water Commission 1925-1926, 1926, typescript 1
Includes transmittal letter to Gov. John H. Trumbull, December 31, 1926; and Favorable report of the Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary, January 1927.
Second biennial report of the State Water Commission for the years 1926-1928, 1928, typescript
Includes transmittal letter to Gov. John H. Trumbull, January 8, 1929.
Third biennial report of the State Water Commission for the years 1928-30, 1930
State of Connecticut public document ; no. 78
Seventh biennial report of the State Water Commission for the years 1936-1938, 1938, typescript
Includes transmittal letter to Gov. Wilbur L. Cross, November 10, 1938.
Eighth biennial report of the State Water Commission for the years 1938-1940, 1940, typescript
Includes transmittal letter to Gov. Raymond E. Bladwin, November 26, 1940.
Series 4. Maps, 1939, Accession: 2009-039
Plan and profile, Flood of September 1938, Connecticut River, 1939 January, 2 sheets, 153 x 42 in. Item 1
Prepared by: Connecticut Ground Water Survey
Scale: 2 inches = 1 mile