Derek Slap


Derek Slap



May 20, 2022

Bloomfield Legislators Announce Bond Funding Supporting Repairs of Flood Control System

Legislators representing Bloomfield in the General Assembly, including State Senator Derek Slap (D-West Hartford), State Senator Douglas McCrory (D-Hartford, Bloomfield, Windsor) and State Representative Bobby Gibson (D-Bloomfield), today announced the State Bond Commission is expected to release $250,000 in funding to support needed repairs of a flood control system in Bloomfield.

This funding is part of more than $3.4 million supporting repairs of regional flood control systems around the state. The repairs are necessary for public safety and for the systems to remain certified by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

“Repairing and improving these systems will head off problems well before they happen and make sure the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is meeting necessary safety metrics,” said Sen. Slap. “I’m grateful to Governor Lamont and the Bond Commission for ensuring local safety remains a top priority.”

“I’m thankful to Governor Lamont and the members of the State Bond Commission for their foresight in adding this infrastructure improvement funding to the meeting agenda,” said Sen. McCrory. “It will strengthen regional safety and preparedness, while giving local residents confidence that safety standards are being fulfilled.”

“This funding ensures the future safety of our community members in Bloomfield,” Rep. Gibson said. “With the approval of this funding, we will be able to prevent a future disaster from happening in our town. I want to thank Governor Lamont, my delegation members, members of the Bonding Subcommittee, and members of the Bond Commission for recognizing the need to keep Bloomfield safe.”