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Water Commission

Agendas and Minutes:  

Listing files in 'Water Commission'

Meeting Schedule: 

2020 Meeting Schedule 

Water Reports: 

See Health Department page Water Reports


Ordinance, adopted at Special Town Meeting on December 4, 2002.  Town of Durham Code of Ordinances, Section 16-61 through 16-55. 

Powers and

To provide for the creation of a water commission to operate and maintain the private waterworks systems whose acquisition from the Eastern Connecticut Regional Water Company the town approved by referendum vote on June 11, 2002, and to exercise the powers and responsibilities stated in the ordinance.


Section 16-61 through 16-55 of the Town of Durham Code of Ordinances.  Adopted December 4, 2002.
Rules and Regulations

Appointing Authority:    Board of Selectmen
Term of Office:    Three years
Constitution of Board/Quorum:        

Five  (5) members and three  (3) alternates.   Two exofficio members and their alternates shall enjoy voting rights. One ex-officio member shall be the town's director of health.  The board of selectmen shall designate as alternate to the director of health either (1) the town sanitarian or (2) an elector of the town chosen for his or her knowledge, training and experience in the field of public health or in the creation of water supply systems. The board of selectmen shall choose the second ex-officio member from among the membership of the board of selectmen, and shall choose that ex-officio member's alternate from the board of selectmen as well. Public Members The board of selectmen shall appoint the remaining three members and an alternate from among the electors of the town.  At least one but no more than two of the three regular members and their alternates shall reside in a house or be employed in a business which receives water from the town's water supply system.

A quorum of the water commission shall require the attendance of at least four commission members or their designated alternates

Current Board Members:

Ex-Officio Members:
Aimee Eberly, Health Director, Vice Chair, 2021
Laura L. Francis, R, 2020

Ex-Officio designated Alternate Members:
William Milardo, Sanitarian, Secretary
Tom Hennick, D, 2020

Public Members:
Ian Forbes, D, 2022
Raymond Bahr, R, Chairman, 2021
John Hogarth, D, Trinity Corp Member, 2020

Gary Sheldon, R, Public Member, 2020