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If You Have a Private Well, Please Get It Tested, Says State Public Health Department

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The more than 800,000 state residents who use private wells as their main source for drinking, bathing or cooking water should have their water tested for bacteria and other contaminants, the Connecticut Department of Public Health says. (more…) Continue Reading →

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With CT Drug Overdose Deaths Still Climbing, Darien Health Director Asks State to Start Mandatory Reporting

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Deaths from drug overdoses, primarily opioids like heroin, rose to 900 statewide in 2016 and are expected to reach 1,000 this year, and Darien Health Director David Knauf is proposing that overdose incidents (fatal or not fatal) be reported to each local health director. (more…) Continue Reading →

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State Declares Public Water Supply Emergency for Darien, Nearby Communities

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With drought conditions persisting and too little precipitation forecast for the foreseeable future, Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino today signed an order declaring a temporary 30-day public water supply emergency for four Fairfield County towns served by Aquarion Water Company (AWC): Greenwich, Stamford, Darien and New Canaan. (more…) Continue Reading →

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