What do the newly appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Ketanji Brown Jackson and State Representative Lucy Dathan have in common? A passion for clean water!
State Representative (142nd District) Lucy Dathan has legislated at the State level to maintain and expand those same protections for clean water in the State of Connecticut.
The collection, cleaning, filtration and disposal of our wastewater is not the sexiest issue for most of us, but to Lucy, researching and legislating for new and more efficient ways to safely manage this essential service, one that affects everyone’s life, is critically important. She was instrumental in establishing a public health reporting system for homeowners who have excessive salt in their water (caused by overuse of road salt in winter), something that can be quite dangerous for people with salt sensitive hypertension. Lucy worked on legislation that helped revive our native salmon and eel populations and has established an Office of Aquatic Invasive Species so that the right steps are taken to keep invasive populations from infesting our waters and damaging the marine ecosystem.