Notice - Candlewood Lake Deep Drawdown

Below is a portion of an article that was in the Town Tribune last week. First Light is planning on initiating a deep drawdown of Candlewood Lake this season.

FirstLight, the owner and operator of the Rocky River pumped hydroelectric station, will initiate the drawdown season for Candlewood Lake, which includes Squantz Pond, after December 1, 2022 as weather conditions allow. The drawdown, executed in consultation with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and the Candlewood Lake Authority will run until the opening of fishing season in early in early-April 2023.

In order to execute required maintenance of the Rocky River Dam, a deep drawdown of Candlewood Lake will be necessary this season. The normal summer operating range of the station is from 429.5'-427 and the drawdown will target an elevation of 418'-420 . Water levels will fluctuate throughout the season and will drop to minimum pond levels to allow repair work on the dam to be completed. Due to unknown weather patterns, exact dates and associated lake levels are not available.

Homeowners are therefore strongly encouraged to remove their structures, boatlifts, and docks from Candlewood Lake prior to the winter season to prevent ice damage along the shoreline. All work planned to occur along the shoreline requires prior permitting from FirstLight, who can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Seasonal Water Shut off Notice

Candlewood Knolls Water Authority
Seasonal Water Shut off Notice

If you are on the Candlewood Knolls Water System as a Seasonal resident and would like to extend your service beyond October 31st, please submit a completed/signed water contract (link below) and payment to the CK office no later than Monday, October 24, 2022.

Water Contract 2022 - 2023

Turn off dates, other than 10/31, 11/30, or 12/31 will incur an additional fee of $15. Please specify date in the "Other" section of the contract if you choose a date other than the 3 mentioned above. 

Please make checks payable to: Candlewood Knolls Water Authority

If the CK office does not receive your request/payment by Monday, October 24th, we will turn your seasonal water off on Monday, October 31st.

Thank you!

CK Water Authority

CK 2022 Directory Available

The 2022 CK resident directory is complete and available for pick up at the office or a PDF version is available via email. (Send a request to the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

This is available for CK residents only.

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