Navigating the Murky Waters of Connecticut’s Water Allocation Scheme

Kirt Mayland


This Note seeks to address the significant gray areas and gaps in Connecticut’s water allocation policy along with addressing other potential obstacles to its formation of a comprehensive, statewide water allocation policy. This Note deals only with water “quantity” issues, and focuses on the more notable confusions in Connecticut’s state water policy. More local issues such as land use planning, zoning, and more efficient water supply planning are not directly addressed or discussed in great detail. Perhaps, however, the principal point to take from this Note is that Connecticut, like all other New England states lacks a statewide comprehensive water allocation policy to deal with the current water crisis.