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Request for Quote – Lawn and Grounds Maintenance — January 19, 2021

Lawn and Grounds Maintenance
Bid Number:GU-21-Q2
Category:Open Bids
DescriptionThe City of Groton, Department of Utilities, is requesting formal bids for Lawn and Grounds Maintenance. This work involves maintaining grounds for Water and Electric operations, dams, pump stations, tanks, watershed areas, and fence lines.

Sealed bids for the above work will be received at the Project Management Office of the Department of Utilities, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340 until 10:00 a.m., prevailing time, on Wednesday, February 9, 2021 at which place and time said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at the Water Treatment Plant of the Department of Utilities, 1268 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut at 9:00am on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

Required bid form and bid specifications are available at the Project Management office of the Department of Utilities, at the above address, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

For any questions, please contact Michael Weber, Project Manager at 860-446-4034.
Closing Date/TimeFeb 09, 2021 10:00 AM
Submittal InformationSealed bids will be received at the Project Management Office of the Department of Utilities, 1240 Poquonnock Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340
Pre-Bid MeetingThursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:00am
Contact PersonMichael Weber
Project Manager
MiscellaneousRequired bid form and bid specifications are available at the Project Management office of the Department of Utilities, at the above address, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

GU Electric Rate Structure Public Hearing Video — January 8, 2021

Groton Utilities is happy to announce that we have approved a new electric rate plan that will reduce electric bills for most GU customers in the coming year. Groton Utilities will maintain having one of the lowest rates in the state.

On Wednesday December 16th the Groton Utilities’ Commission agreed to move forward with an updated three (3) year rate track for all Groton Utilities (GU) rate payers. A public hearing held on January 4, 2021 via Zoom explaining the new rate structure is available for viewing below.


Groton Utilities Electric Vehicle Charger Now Available in Washington Park — August 20, 2020

Groton Fall Festival is October 5th — September 3, 2019

Join us on Saturday, October 5th for a family-friendly day of fun at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton for our 14th Annual Groton Fall Festival! Groton Utilities is proud to be the premier sponsor of this event and this year will be better than ever: we’ll have traditional fall activities, family tournament games with prizes, food and beverage trucks, and nearly 100 local vendors and businesses including artists, artisans, crafters and non-profits from around the Groton and Mystic regions sharing their businesses with the Greater Groton & Mystic communities.

Among the many fun activities is a pie baking contest. To enter the competition just register here. Your pie must be homemade, fall-themed, and any flavor goes, as long as it makes us think of the autumn season! Pies will be judged on flavor, appearance, and creativity, so no holding back!

Bring your best Fall-themed pie to the Groton Fall Festival on October 5th to be judged at 12:30 PM. Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your baking skills to our special guest judges and win prizes throughout the day! Email with questions.

Who doesn’t like a good game of Cornhole? Nobody, that’s who! Come join the fun in the Fall Festival Cornhole Tournament. The games begin at noon with registration opening at 11:15 AM. Head to the Greater Mystic Chamber booth and register to participate for the opportunity to win a fantastic prize from one of our member businesses!


These are just a few of the activities going on at the Fall Festival. Bring the whole family on October 5th and have wonderful day. Additionally, if you are a vendor or a business and would like to have a booth it’s not too late to sign up. Just follow this link and sign up  – registration deadline is September 20th.


2019 Community Service Award Winner Announced — August 6, 2019

From left to right, Scott Boyle, Tod Evers, Tim LeHouillier, Mayor Keith Hedrick and Dan Bouges

At “City of Groton Day” this past Friday Groton Utilities presented the 2019 Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award to Timothy LeHouillier for his volunteer contributions to the Greater Groton Community.

Tim was given the award for his outstanding efforts over the years as a volunteer at the Center Groton Volunteer Fire Department as well for a noteworthy commitment to assisting those in need in his neighborhood. Tim loves to help people, works hard and always tries to lift the spirits of those around him.

Tim is of great help to the elderly in his neighborhood, assisting in cleaning up yards, planting gardens, splitting wood and plowing snow from their driveways, free of charge. Tim will often plow driveways at 5:00 a.m. so that people can get out of their driveways. He also volunteers at the Center Groton Volunteer Fire Department while also serving on its board. Additionally, he was instrumental in painting the firehouse in order to save money as well as assist the other volunteers.

In Tim’s honor Groton Utilities donated $1,000 to the John E. Boyle Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. Representing the Scholarship Fund were Scott Boyle and Tod Evers, who received the check at the ceremony. City of Groton Mayor Keith Hedrick and Groton Utilities Manager of Communications and Community Outreach Dan Bouges hosted the ceremony and gave out the community service award and charity donation.

The Jacqueline B. Nixon Community Service Award is given out annually by Groton Utilities at City of Groton Day to honor a member of the community who has contributed his or her time, energy and resources to make the community a better place in which to live and work.

The award is named in honor of Jacqueline B. Nixon to commemorate her service to the community she loved so much. Jackie operated a food pantry in her residence for 24 years, distributing food to those in need. The winner of this award is someone who should contribute to the community and should be someone who others would describe as generous, committed, caring, and most of all someone who performs a “service” for the community. Tim LeHouillier embodies all of these attributes and therefore Groton Utilities is proud and honored to present him with this award as well contribute to his charity of choice.

2018 Hydrant Flushing Schedule Released — May 23, 2018

Groton Utilities will begin its water main flushing and testing program Tuesday, May 29th. The program is scheduled to be completed on June 22nd, weather permitting.

All Groton Utilities customers should expect intermittent intervals of water discoloration during the water main flushing process. Groton Utilities will clean water mains according to the following schedule.

Hours of flushing are 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Hydrant flushing schedule for May 29th – June 1stFire Hydrant

•Fort Hill Road and Fort Hill Area
•Midway Oval Area
•Poquonnock Road to Highrock Road and all side streets
•New London Road
•Bel-Aire Drive
•Groton Long Point Road
•Mumford Cove
•South Road
•Thomas Road
•Long Hill Road
•South End Section of the City

Hydrant flushing schedule for June 4th – June 8th

•New Town Road
•Indian Field
•Route 117 to Ledyard Line and all side streets
•Long Hill Road
•Drozdyk Drive
•Route 12 to Ledyard Town Line
•Buddington Road
•Tollgate Road
•Route 184
•Mirra Estates
•Meridian Street
•Mid-Section of the City

Hydrant flushing schedule for June 11th – June 15th

•Thames Street
•Military Highway
•Pleasant Valley North and South
•Crystal lake Road
•Bailey Hill
•Dolphin Gardens
•Gungywamp Area Center Groton
•Route 117 toward Ledyard Line
•North End Section of the City
•Route 12 – Gales Ferry Area to Preston Line
•Long Cove Road
•Avery Hill

Hydrant flushing schedule for June 18th – June 22th

•Route 12 – Gales Ferry Area to Preston Line
•Long Cove Road
•Avery Hill
•Aljen Heights
•Route 117 to Ledyard Center
•Colonel Ledyard Highway
•Gallup Hill
•Ledyard Highlands
•Shewville Road

At various times during the cleaning, the water will be discolored due to the disturbance of naturally occurring minerals that have settled in the water mains.

The water is safe to drink. However, because of discoloration, Groton Utilities advises customers to store tap water in the refrigerator for drinking and cooking until the water clears up. Residents should also check the condition of the water prior to washing clothes and if it is discolored, delay doing laundry until the water is clear.

Please note that the dates and areas may vary slightly due to severe weather or other emergencies that may affect scheduling. For updates and changes please visit our website.