The Regional Water Authority is the public drinking water supplier for 15 communities in south central Connecticut.
210 Willow St New Haven, CT 06511 - East Rock
Formerly a dry cleaning business, the building is in extremely unsafe condition: leaking roof, broken windows, rotting floor, rear door unsecured. There is old dry cleaning equipment, probably dry cleaning chemical contamination and waste, asbestos from a rusting boiler, and the building's foundation is rotten and open to the elements creating a rodent problem and allowing rainwater to enter and possibly contaminate groundwater and the surrounding soil with pollutants.
Valley Road Bethany, CT - Bethany
Valley Road has been torn up for well over six weeks now as part of a reconstruction project. It should not take this long to tear up old pavement, regrade, install storm drains, and repave. The entire Russell Road project was done in half this time, and included major widening and rock removal. In addition, Valley Road runs through water company property and there are no erosion control measures installed. If the town doesn't get this done - and soon - I intend to send the First Selectman a bill for the damage done to the tires and suspension on my car.
177 Lexington Ave New Haven, CT 06513, USA - Fair Haven Heights
The residents of 177 Lexington Ave. have a pit bull out on a short chain. This dog barks, howls, and cries for hours at a time. Sometimes the dog has no water bowl, or the water bowl is empty. During the colder months the dog is often kept in the shed behind their house. My neighbor went over to bring it water once, and she said the shed was filled with feces. This has been going on for years and Animal Control has been called several times, yet the dog remains in their "care" and continues to be neglected.
1055-1079 State St New Haven, CT - East Rock
The State St. Bridge, over the Mill River, is now going on two years past its completion date. The city engineering department claimed that they would start working on a plan, in December 2011, to solve the water pollution issue, which has delayed the bridge reconstruction. Any progress on that plan?
Because State St. is closed, and Trumbull St. is now only one way, heading West, Willow St. has become a traffic nightmare and a public safety issue.
On Tuesday evening, because of the city's poor planning, the usual evening traffic jam, on Willow St. caused a major public safety issue, when two New Haven police cars, heading West (on Willow), and two New Haven Fire trucks, heading East (also on Willow), were stuck for at least five minutes, while car commuters totally blocked both lanes, preventing anyone from moving. Willow St. cannot handle thousands of cars per day. The noise pollution, air pollution, speeding, traffic jams and blocking emergency vehicles needs to stop.
The city needs to get its @ss in gear and fix the State St. Bridge.
228 Elm St New Haven, CT - Downtown
Whenever it rains, a puddle forms in the roadway on Elm Street at the the southwest corner with High Street (right in the crosswalk). I believe the puddle results from a depression in the roadway that prevents the water from draining into the nearby storm drains. The puddle is large and right near where people must stand while waiting to cross the street. When drivers (especially buses, who have little room to maneuver) drive right through the puddle, they send up a wall of mucky water that splashes all over pedestrians.
DPW, as soon as the weather dries out, could you please layer on a few more inches of asphalt here to prevent this puddle from developing in the future? Thanks!
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South Water St And Sea Street New Haven, CT - City Point
There has been excessive drug dealing on Sea Street and South Water St, (often done behind the Sound School buildings, dumpsters, etc.) Many residents have observed this on various nights and have called police with car descriptions (and eventually a license plate number, see the SeeClixFix issue entitled "NHPD Dispatch Refuse to Dispatch Officers" for more on this).
On one night that an officer did respond, he told the resident that called it in that there is nothing he can do "unless the Sound School posts a 'No Trespassing' sign, since it is public property." I am told that the officer then left without getting out of his car.
While I find this assertion hard to believe, I'd like to request that the city or the school posts appropriate "No Trespassing" signs so that the residents who live here might receive a better police response.
53-111 Twiss St Meriden, CT 06450, USA - Meriden
There is a brook/stream that runs from what I'm told from Harbor Brook to Broad Street. The stream is basically underground. By Twiss street it is in open air. Two PLUS years ago we reported to the city that Bicycles/.Lawn Chairs etc were preventing the FLOW of water. They replied they are too busy with emergencies to come out. Repeated calls had one person show up (two years ago) and he stated he has been sitting behind his desk for six months. I used my truck, Chain, Muscle and whatever and cleaned out the stream as far as I could. This stream backup causes house basements and Road to flood during heavy rain All the time. Because of this the road has deterioated under the pavement thereby providing no support. This pavement issue was also relayed to the city. This will cause another emergency
388 Morgan Ln West Haven, CT 06516 - West Haven
Students and faculty can not bike from central campus to West Campus. This is a serious oversight on the part of Yale, and one that potentially impacts the entire regional economy by forcing more people to drive. A route should have been created prior to the opening of the new campus as a research facility.
Meadow St Meriden, CT - Meriden
Took my little baby girl to the park for a nice stroll next to the hanover pond but thats filthy with garbage lining it and bouncing in the water. Avoiding bird, dog and possibly human mines we made our way to the play area only to find hypodermic needles under the jungle gym. I mean c'mon you must be kidding me, now families living in Meriden are restricted to their backyards if they want to relax and enjoy a good day, god forbid you venture into any city park.
Either take care of the parks, or just completely neglect them and save taxpayer grief and money.
Downtown New Haven, CT, USA - Downtown
Copied email to Enginnering Dept, not yet answered:
First, I apologize if yours is not the right department for this issue. I would appreciate it if you would forward it to the appropriate department.
This morning I was walking my dog on College Ave between Grove and Trumbull, when the dog suddenly cried out in pain and jumped into the street. He would not go back on the sidewalk, and so we crossed the street, but he was unwilling to step on the sidewalk at all, and panted in fear all the way home.
The exact same thing happened last year on two separate occasions with my previous dog, who died this summer. At that time I suspected a voltage leak into the damp sidewalk and called the power company, but never got a response. The fact that this happened again with a different dog suggests that there is indeed a voltage leak.
The area of the sidewalk where this happened is on College Ave between Grove and Trumbull, between the 6th and 7th streetlight, on the cemetery side of the street.
I would appreciate it if you could keep me updated,