The decision for Trumbull to connect to Bridgeport’s sewage treatment plant was made in the 1960s under the administration of First Selectman Clarence Heimann.
In the 50 years following that decision, key decision makers decided to expand the number of homes in Trumbull that had sewers. While the number of sewer users expanded, no realistic plan was implemented to build our own sewage treatment plant. History will show that over this 50-year period Trumbull kept making a colossal error. Without building our own treatment plant 40, 30 or even 20 years ago, the Town of Trumbull only compounded this problem. Rather than making ourselves decision makers in control of the rates our residents would pay, we instead repeatedly relegated and subordinated ourselves to the position of customers with no decision-making authority.