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Connecticut Water today announced the recipients of its 2023 Firefighter Support Grant program.

$16,000 Awarded to Local Fire Departments

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Connecticut Water Awards $16,000 to Local Firefighters

11 Fire Departments in Communities Served by Connecticut Water Receive Grants

Sept. 11, 2023 Connecticut Water today announced the recipients of its 2023 Firefighter Support Grant program.

The program, launched in 2020, provides financial support for equipment or training for fire departments within Connecticut Water’s service communities. A minimum total of $15,000 is awarded annually with individual grants of up to $1,500 made based on program criteria. The grants are funded by the company and not recovered in customer rates.

“Local firefighters and their departments have dedicated themselves to protecting lives and property in their local communities and provide an essential service,” said Craig J. Patla, president of Connecticut Water. He added, “We are committed to supporting them through this grant program that provides training and equipment so they can be safe and effective when fighting fires.”

In many communities served by Connecticut Water, the hydrants used by local firefighters are connected to, and take water from, Connecticut Water’s water systems. Fire Departments receiving grants in 2023 include:

  • ·         Broad Brook Volunteer Fire Dept.
  • ·         Coventry Fire & EMS                      
  • ·         Crystal Lake Fire Dept.                                  
  • ·         Dayville Fire Dept. (Killingly)                                       
  • ·         Tunxis Hose No. 1, Unionville (Farmington)                         
  • ·         Hebron Fire Department                             
  • ·         Killingworth Volunteer Fire Dept.             
  • ·         Old Lyme Volunteer Fire Dept.                  
  • ·         Prospect Volunteer Fire Dept.                   
  • ·         South Killingly Volunteer Fire Dept.         
  • ·         North Thompsonville Vol. Fire Dept. (Enfield)     

Applications for the 2024 Firefighter Support Grant Program will open in late 2023. More information on the Firefighter Support Grant Program and Connecticut Water’s other charitable giving programs is available at

Connecticut Water has awarded more than $63,000 in firefighter grants since the inception of the program.

About Connecticut Water

Connecticut Water is a public water utility that is regulated by the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority. The company provides water service to more than 107,000 customers in 60 Connecticut towns and wastewater services to 3,000 customers in the town of Southbury, Connecticut.

The towns served are Ashford, Avon, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Bolton, Brooklyn, Burlington, Canton, Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Columbia, Coventry, Deep River, Durham, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Farmington, Griswold, Guilford, Haddam, Hebron, Killingly, Killingworth, Lebanon, Madison, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Oxford, Plainfield, Plymouth, Portland, Prospect, Simsbury, Somers, Southbury, South Windsor, Stafford, Stonington, Suffield, Thomaston, Thompson, Tolland, Vernon, Voluntown, Waterbury, Westbrook, Willington, Windsor Locks and Woodstock.

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