Finding the Smoking Gun

Detective work leads to a major infiltration source in Stonington, Connecticut

Finding the Smoking Gun

Looking over survey plans are, from left, Josh Mello, maintenance technician, Veolia; Eric Kessler, Sr., maintenance technician, Veolia; Douglas Nettleton, WPCA director; James Falconieri, WPCA board member; and Mike Spring, project manager, Veolia.

The Water Pollution Control Authority of Stonington, Connecticut, seems adept at meeting challenges. And it has to be, because the challenges keep coming.

Stonington dates from the mid-1600s when competing English interests vied for New England coastal communities including Stonington. The wastewater problems WPCA wrestles with don’t go back that far. It just seems like it some days.

For six and a half years, Doug Nettleton has been the point man on battling inflow and...

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