Here are references to specific areas in the Draft CT Water Plan

This page has references to water conservation, followed by a table showing references to Registrations

CONSERVATION (water) as a topic in the following sections of the draft Water Plan:

Section or Heading Title


Starting on page:

Potential Impacts of Water Conservation on Supply and Demand Balance 

Sect. 3.1.3

p 3-16 (file page 184 of 612)

Scenario III (potential measures for water conservation)


p. 3-20 

Water Management Options to be Addressed by the Plan

Table 3-14

p. 3-56

Water Conservation 


p 5-12

Water Conservation 


p 5-39

Executive Summary 

Executive Summary 

p ES-17

Water Conservation Example

Figure 3-28

p 3-53

Water Conservation


p. 3-58

Examples of Funding Sources for Conservation Policy Recommendations

Table 6-4

p. 6-17

Examples of Funding Sources for Conservation Pathways Forward

Table 6-5

p. 6-18

Guiding Principles from Other States’ Water Plans


p 1-11

Specific topics or issues related to water CONSERVATION are presented in these pages of the draft Plan:


See these sections and pages:

Conservation as an Unanimous Goal in the Plan 

Executive Summary p ES-2, ES-20 (Top 10 Consensus Based Policy Recommendations Chart)

Sect 5.2.2 Consensus-Based Policy Recommendations. p. 5-5

Bias toward modest water customer conservation efforts 

“economic impacts of water conservation”  p ES-2

Water utility actions such as pricing that separates cost of water volume sold versus cost of infrastructure maintenance.

(WP3-1.1 Water Conservation p. 3-58)

(WP4-2.3.3 Impacts of Changes in Water Consumption p. 3-91)

Table 4-2. Future Water Management Options to Help Achieve the Plan’s Goals. P. 4-6)

(#5 Use of Local Development Tools, p. 5-8)

No urgency on need to enact ASAP effective drought management plan

(WP 1-7. Drought management p. 2-65)

( Statewide Drought Planning. P. 5-53)

Drought conservation measures (e.g. bans on lawn watering) can only be enforced under municipal ordinance, and few towns have enacted this type of ordinance

Exec Summary-Table ES-2, Future Water Management Options to Achieve Plan Goals, p. ES-7 and p ES-18

WP1-7. Drought Management. p. 2-65, (see bottom of 2-66:  “draft [drought] plan recognizes a need to develop multiple model ordinances to address differing water systems and differing water needs in each community.”

WP4-1.1. Challenges Associated with “Home Rule” p. 3-79, (see 4th bullet on p. 3-80)

Table 4-2. Future Water Management Options to Help Achieve the Plan’s Goals. p. 4-6.

Sect Statewide Drought Planning. P. 5-53 (Consensus Building and Communication-“ Consider recommending model ordinances for municipalities”)

Water and energy relationship; when you conserve water, you are conserving energy.  (Water requires energy to pump, treat, and energy is also required for wastewater treatment after use.)

(WP 1-11. Comprehensive State Energy Strategy p. 2-74 [related ref on 5-17]) (WP4-2.6.1. The Food-Energy-Water Nexus. p. 3-95)

Cross reference to sections discussing instream flow, ecological flow, industrial use and agricultural use to note whether conservation is addressed.  We’ve noted the lack of, or minimization mentioning conservation as a tool to achieve ecological flows/minimum stream flows in streams.

( Instream Flow: Ecological Flows and Stream Flow Standards and Regulations . p. 5-58)

Addressing Climate Change  

(WP2-3.4. Climate Change Preparedness Plan p. 2-97) (Sect 3.0  Preparing for Change. p. 3.1)

Section or Heading Title                                            


Starting on page:

Table of Future Water Management Options to Help Achieve Plan Goals

Executive Summary


Number of Basins at Risk of Not Satisfying Water Needs

Exec. Summary, Table ES-1


Future Water Management Options to Help Achieve the Plan’s Goals

Exec. Summary, Table ES-2


Future Water Management Challenges

Exec. Summary, Table ES-3


Categorization of Pathways Forward

Exec. Summary, Table ES-4


Current Condition Assessment

Sect 2

p. 2-1

Current Data Gaps, “…actual water usage is not known for many of the registered water diversions.”


P. 2-5 (bottom)

Non-Residential Non-Public Water Systems


p. 2-10

Registered Water Diversions


p. 2-71

Future Water Management Challenges

Table 3-25

P. 3-57

[Conservation Measures] “The registered diversions are not required to implement water conservation….”

p. 3-62

related to Class B water use

p. 3-82

Instream Flow Needs


p. 3-87

Basin Maps

Appendix E

Appendix E

Future Water Management Options to Help Achieve the Plan’s Goals

Table 4-2

p. 4-5

Stakeholder Majority Opinions for Likely Areas of Consensus on Water Management Options

Table 5-1, Table 5-2, Table 5-3

p. 5-3

Obsolete Registered Water Diversions


p. 5-23

Categorization of Pathways Forward

Table 5-7

p. 5-37

Registered Water Diversions

Note also on p. 5-44, the allusion to a CWWA White Paper, a late and largely unexamined addition to this section, clearly presents a problem.


p. 5-43

Water Issues Addressed by Other Plans or Initiatives

Sect 5.4

p. 5-70

Technical Considerations

Sect 7.1

p. 7-1

Percentage of Basins at Risk of Not Satisfying Water Needs

Table 7-1

P. 7-2