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Connecticut MDC Weighs in on Water Plan, Hartford Sewer Debt

Nov 7, 2016

Connecticut is in a drought. But what does that mean for the state’s water resources? This hour, we follow up on the controversy surrounding Bloomfield’s new Niagara Bottling facility.

The California-based company will be allowed to bottle millions, if not billions, of gallons of public water -- something critics warn against due to recent climate trends. Coming up, we take a closer look. 

We also find out why some Connecticut towns could be ordered to give millions of supplemental dollars to the state’s Metropolitan District, also known as the MDC.

And finally, we revisit our recent conversation on political civility with author and scholar Keith J. Bybee. His new book is called How Civility Works.


  • Dr. Val Rossetti - Member of Save Our Water CT
  • Dan Klau - Counsel at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter and blogs at
  • Scott Jellison - MDC’s Chief Executive Officer
  • Bart Halloran - MDC District Counsel
  • Sen. Beth Bye - Represents Connecticut's 5th Senate District, which includes Bloomfield, Burlington, Farmington and West Hartford
  • Keith J. Bybee - Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper '72 Judiciary Studies Professor, Professor of Law, and Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.