Regional Water Authority

Posted on May 1, 2017Last updated 4 months ago

The Land

Property Owner:

Other

Property Location:

New Haven and Middlesex Counties

Total number of acres available with this property:

51-100

Acres of cropland or tillable land:

51-100

Acres of pasture:

1-5

Acres of forested land:

Not Applicable

Is the property enrolled in a current use or other state program that affects property taxes?:

Yes

Is the property protected with any type of Conservation Easement?:

No

Is there a forest management plan for forestland on the available property?:

Yes
Farm Information

Water sources present

None available

Water sources details

Most of our fields are not near water sources, but a handful of acres are by our distribution system and could be irrigated.

Barns, sheds or other structures

None available

Farmer housing

None available

Equipment and machinery

None available
Tenure Arrangement

Tenure arrangement

Property for rent

Property for lease

Rental arrangements could include a grace period while the tenant prepares the field for its future use.
Additional Information

Description

The Regional Water Authority (New Haven, CT) owns over 27,000 acres in New Haven and Middlesex counties.  Some agricultural fields are already rented for hay and Christmas trees.  There are about 60 acres of fields, in various towns, that are not being used and are available to rent.  Most are on public water supply watersheds, therefore we would limit the amount of disturbance and chemicals (pesticides and fertilizers) that could be applied.  Also, as mentioned above, most of the fields are not near sources of water.  A couple are near our water mains and could be irrigated if arrangements were made.

Available fields are found in:

Prospect - Matthews St. (2 ac.) and Tress Rd. (10 ac.)

Branford - Parish Farm Rd. (7 ac.)

Bethany - Downs Rd. (4 fields totalling 7 ac.), Sperry Rd. (3 ac.),

Woodbridge - Rt. 69 (2 ac.), Sperry Rd. (7 ac.), Rt. 63 (1.5 ac.), Johnson Rd. (2 ac.)

Hamden - Downs Rd. (2 fields - 2.5 ac.)

North Branford - Sol's Path (3 ac.); Great Hill Rd. (9 ac.)

Haddam - Wiese Albert Rd. (3 fields - 5 ac.)

 

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