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Our Water Supply
May 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
We are fortunate Connecticut’s water supply is monitored closely for drinking quality and adequate quantity. However, recent drought conditions remind us of the need to be mindful of how we use this natural resource. Jeff Ulrich, Aquarion Water Company’s Vice President of Supply & Sustainability, will present information about where your water comes from, New Canaan’s water usage patterns, and the mandatory twice-weekly irrigation schedule that is in effect for southwest Fairfield County. There will be time for audience questions at the end of this live lecture.
Jeff Ulrich has worked in the water industry for over 30 years. As Aquarion Water Company’s Vice President of Supply and Sustainability, he oversees 85 people that produce drinking water for over 625,000 people in Connecticut. The department operates 23 reservoirs, 9 water treatment plants, 101 pump stations, 328 wells, and 74 water storage tanks. Jeff joined Aquarion in 2014 as Director of Supply Operations. He has the unique perspective of having worked for a water company, consulting engineer, and contractor. Jeff worked as a consultant for Metcalf & Eddy (now AECOM) and Gannett Fleming, and for Elizabethtown Water Company in the Engineering, Transmission, and Distribution and Construction departments as the company transitioned through Thames Water and New Jersey American Water. Jeff received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Villanova University and Masters of Science from Rutgers University. He is a licensed professional engineer.