Connecticut Seal

General Assembly



January Session, 2013

LCO No. 7815



Offered by:


SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th Dist.


To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 1134

File No. 496

Cal. No. 366


After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Subsection (a) of section 25-43 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) Any person who bathes or swims in any reservoir from which the inhabitants of any town, city or borough are supplied with water, or in any lake, pond or stream tributary to any distribution reservoir, or in any part of any lake, pond or stream tributary to any storage reservoir, which part is distant less than two miles measured along the flow of water from any part of such storage reservoir, and any person who causes or allows any pollutant or harmful substance to enter any such public water supply reservoir, whether distribution or storage, or any of its tributaries, or commits any nuisance in any public water supply reservoir or its watershed, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars. For the purposes of this section, "storage reservoir" means an artificial impoundment of substantial amounts of water, used or designed for the storage of a public water supply and the release thereof to a distribution reservoir, and "distribution reservoir" means a reservoir from which water is directly released into pipes or pipelines leading to treatment or purification facilities or connected directly with distribution mains of a public water system. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, a person shall be permitted to swim in any body of water where flood-skimming is used to transfer excess water from the body of water to a distribution reservoir during periods when flood-skimming is not occurring, provided swimming has been permitted in such body of water for a period of not less than fifty years."

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

October 1, 2013