• MDC Mar 23

    Water Customer Win: Class Action Suit Netted CT Ratepayers Significant Savings

    A large chunk of Connecticut homeowners just received hundreds of dollars’ worth of credits on their water bills to settle a major class-action suit. NBC Connecticut Investigates started digging into their story more than seven years ago.  That’s when the Metropolitan District Commission, or MDC, the main water supplier in greater Hartford, was accused of overcharging roughly 9,000 customers....

  • MDC Mar 23

    Some Water Customers Getting Credits on Their Bill

    A class action lawsuit against the Metropolitan District Commission means some water customers will see credits on their water bills.

  • EAST HARTFORD Mar 16

    Water Main Break Closes Part of Silver Lane in East Hartford

    Part of Silver Lane in East Hartford is closed because of a water main break. Police said Silver Lane is closed between Mercer Avenue and Whitney Street. Officials from MDC said the water main break was reported around 12:45 p.m. and the main was shut down for repairs at about 1:20 p.m. Three businesses and about 75 homes are affected….

  • MDC Reservoir Mar 15

    Parking Lot at MDC West Hartford Reservoir to Open at Full Capacity Today

    The Metropolitan District Commission will open the parking lot at the West Hartford Reservoirs recreation area to full capacity today. Part of the lot had been closed since last year as part of an effort to help safely manage the facility during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the MDC. The MDC is asking that all visitors only park in designated…

  • MDC Reservoir Mar 12

    Parking Lot at MDC West Hartford Reservoir to Open at Full Capacity

    The Metropolitan District Commission says it will open the parking lot at the West Hartford Reservoirs recreation area to full capacity beginning Monday. Part of the lot has been closed since last year as part of an effort to help safely manage the facility during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the MDC. The MDC is asking that all visitors only…

  • MDC Oct 27, 2020

    MDC's Test Flood Warning Sirens to Go off Today

    The Metropolitan District is warning residents of West Hartland, Colebrook, Riverton and Barkhamsted that you might hear flood warning notification sirens at the Goodwin Dam Hydroelectric Powerhouse in West Hartland, but they are just undergoing routine testing. They will go off at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Each test is expected to take no more than five minutes…

  • coronavirus Aug 10, 2020

    MDC To Partner With Yale to Track COVID-19 in Wastewater

    The Metropolitan District and Yale University are partnering up to monitor for COVID-19 in wastewater in the greater Hartford region. The study aims to help with advanced warning of potential outbreaks. Yale researches have already been sampling New Haven-area wastewater since March, and found that increases and decreases of the virus detected in sewage predicted the results found by individual…

  • Farmington Jun 29, 2020

    Police Make Arrest Connected to 1998 Killing in Farmington

    Police have arrested a woman in connection to the 1998 killing of a woman in Farmington. Katherine Pires, 50, of Hartford, was arrested and charged with second-degree hindering prosecution and interfering with an officer, police said. On Sept. 24, 1998, 26-year-old Agnieszka Ziemlewski was found shot to death on a trail at the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) Reservoir off Old…

  • Farmington Jun 29, 2020

    Arrest Made in Connection to 1998 Farmington Homicide

    Police have made an arrest in connection to the 1998 unsolved killing of a woman at the MDC Reservoir in Farmington.

  • Farmington Jun 29, 2020

    Police Make Arrest in 1998 Cold Case Killing in Farmington

    Katherine Pires, 50, of Hartford, was arrested and charged with second-degree hindering prosecution and interfering with an officer, police said.

  • recreation Jun 26, 2020

    MDC Extending Hours at Recreation Areas

    The Metropolitan District announced Friday that it will be extending open hours at the West Hartford Reservoirs and Reservoir #6 in Bloomfield after reducing them back in March due to the coronavirus. The recreation areas have had reduced hours, closing at 4 p.m. Starting Monday, June 29, vehicles will be allowed to enter parking lots until 6 p.m., and visitors…

  • Rocky Hill Mar 20, 2020

    MDC Warns Residents to Beware of Imposters

    The Metropolitan District is warning customers about individuals trying to enter homes while posting as water company employees. On Friday, a man claiming to be from the water company tried to gain access to a Rocky Hill residence near Tedwin Farms Road, according to the MDC. No further details were provided about the incident. The MDC said all employees wear…

  • MDC Mar 3, 2020

    MDC Approves Rate Discount for Largest Customers

    After months of public debate, the Metropolitan District Commission has opted to move forward with a plan to offer a discount to its biggest customers. Just four commissioners voted against the plan the CEO of the MDC hopes will help the company make more money, and says could mean lower rates for everyone else. Many customers have been against this…

  • MDC Mar 3, 2020

    MDC Approves Rate Discount for Largest Customers

    The vote came as a disappointment to many customers who have seen their rates increase.

  • water rates Feb 25, 2020

    MDC Customers Outraged by Proposal for Large Volume Discount

    On January 1, everyone started paying more for water from MDC after the company raised rates for customers in all eight municipalities they serve. Now they are proposing a discount for their largest customers, but residential users are outraged.

  • water rates Feb 25, 2020

    MDC Customers Outraged by Proposal for Large Volume Discount

    The Metropolitan District Commission is facing pushback to proposed discounts for those who use large volumes of water. There was a lot of anger against the proposal at a meeting Monday to discuss the issue. At one point staff had to threaten to have someone removed. It all had the MDC on the defensive, saying that in the end, this…

  • MDC Feb 4, 2020

    MDC Proposes Rate Discount For Large Corporate Customers

    Some angry MDC customers who just saw their water rates rise this year, are angry that the Commission is proposing a discount for Niagara Bottling in Bloomfield.

  • MDC Dec 27, 2019

    Changes Coming to MDC Bills

    Metropolitan District customers may receive their bill earlier than usual or see charges higher than usual as the agency makes changes to their billing cycles. MDC, which serves water customers in Bloomfield, East Hartford, Hartford, Newington, Rocky Hill, West Hartford, Wethersfield, and Windsor, is upgrading their computer system. During that upgrade, billing cycles are being changed, which might result in…

  • NBC Dec 2, 2019

    Lawmakers Call for More Oversight as MDC Proposes Rate Hike

    The Metropolitan District, which provides water to a dozen cities and towns in the Hartford area, is asking for another rate increase from users, blaming lower revenue and higher costs.

  • Hartford Nov 26, 2019

    Water Company Imposters Steal From Vernon Homeowners

    Two men posing as water company employees stole from the home of an elderly couple in Vernon on Wednesday.

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