Malloy signs executive order on state water plan

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - Accessing safe and clean drinking water was on the agenda in Hartford on Thursday.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed an executive order to carry out the state water plan.

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"The state water plan puts the needs of Connecticut families ahead of the commercial interests of private water utility companies and big businesses," stated Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.

The Water Planning Council wanted to balance the needs of public water supply, economic development, recreation and health.

The Connecticut General Assembly submitted the plan in Jan. 2018.

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"Now is the time to ensure that we're planning for our future stewardship of Connecticut's water. The state water plan is going to help us do just that," added Commissioner Rob Klee with the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection.

The state water plan is the first of its kind in Connecticut.

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