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Thursday, September 29, 2016
DPH Commissioner Declares Public Water Supply Emergency for Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan & Stamford
  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. Aquarion’s water issues are also affecting several towns in nearby Westchester County, NY, who are also served by AWC: Rye, Ryebrook and Port Chester. DPH is working closely with the New York State Health Department and the Westchester County Health Department to ensure an adequate water supply for all seven towns.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
DPH Announces First Connecticut Case of Domestically Acquired Zika
  The State Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that the first case of Zika virus in Connecticut acquired in the continental United States. The patient had recently traveled to Florida.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Connecticut Department of Public Health Recognizes National Protect Your Groundwater Day: September 6th
  Thousands of Connecticut’s residents rely on groundwater supplies every day for drinking and domestic uses. Approximately 23% of the state’s population is served by their own private residential well. September 6, 2016 is Protect Your Groundwater Day.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Governor Malloy Announces DPH has Distributed Over 9,200 Overdose Prevention Kits Statewide
  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) has distributed approximately 9,200 overdose prevention kits since 2014 through the agency’s overdose prevention, education, and naloxone access campaign, known as Overdose Prevention Education and Naloxone (OPEN) Access CT. The Governor made the announcement on International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event held each year on August 31 to raise awareness of drug overdoses and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. International Overdose Awareness Day also acknowledges the grief endured by the families and friends of individuals who have died or experienced permanent injury as a result of a drug overdose.