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Member Sought for RWA Board For Immediate Release November 6, 2014

The Representative Policy Board of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority is seeking to fill an opening on the five-member governing board of the Authority. This is a part-time salaried position, which requires approximately 200 or more hours per year, including during business hours. read more

City of Derby Sells East Derby Water Works to Aquarion Water Company For Immediate Release October 16, 2014

Aquarion Water Company purchased the East Derby Water Works from the City of Derby effective October 16, 2014. The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) has operated the system on behalf of the City since 2008 when the RWA acquired Birmingham Utilities and the City contract to provide water service to East Derby Water customers. read more

South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority To Transition To Monthly Billing For Immediate Release September 25, 2014

New Haven, CT. September 25, 2014 – The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) has taken the first steps to upgrade its meter reading system. This will enable customer water meters to be read through a radio network that will eventually allow the RWA to use the data collected to issue bills monthly, rather than at the current three-month intervals. This should make it easier for customers to budget for their water bill. read more

REGIONAL WATER AUTHORITY INVITES PUBLIC TO “TAP INTO NATURE” For Immediate Release August 14, 2014

Remember being told to go outside and play? That turns out to be great advice. Opie’s World: Tap Into Nature, a feature of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority’s Recreation program, helps children and adults reconnect with the natural world and each other. On Wednesday, August 20, from noon until 4:00 p.m., a team of Authority employees will help visitors young and old with fishing, nature crafts and hands-on activities such as breaking open rocks to find the treasures inside and learning how clouds help predict weather at this free program. This family event will take place at the Maltby Lakes Recreation Area on the westbound side of Route 34 at the West Haven/Orange town line. read more

Protecting Your Water Supply For Immediate Release August 13, 2014

The majority of people living in the United States do not think about their tap water until there is a problem. Because of the quality and reliability of water service in the United States, along with the fact that most of the infrastructure that supports drinking water is buried underground, most people take their water for granted – a high-quality supply of water is always available when you turn on your faucet. read more

Common Ground High School Students Taking Part In Environmental Careers Summer Camp For Immediate Release June 24, 2014

Ten students from Common Ground High School in New Haven will be learning about environmental careers in the water industry this week while attending the third annual environmental careers summer camp hosted by the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority. read more

South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority issues 2013 Water Quality Report For Immediate Release June 16, 2014

You drink it. Wash the dishes with it. Cook with it. Bathe in it. It’s there every time you turn on the faucet. But what do you really know about your tap water? Do you know where it comes from? How it is protected? Or what’s in it? You should. And you can. read more

Doggie Drinking Fountain Dedicated At Union Street Dog Park For Immediate Release April 28, 2014

A water fountain for our four-legged canine friends was dedicated this weekend at the Union Street Dog Park in New Haven. The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) partnered with the Friends of Wooster Square Parks (FOWS) to add a doggie drinking fountain to the Union Street Dog Park, a formerly derelict space which is now an oasis for neighborhood residents and their pet partners. read more

RWA & SolarCity Commemorate Major Solar Installation For Immediate Release April 28, 2014

Representatives of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) and SolarCity gathered to celebrate the completion of a large one-megawatt solar array at an RWA facility in Hamden on Friday, April 25, 2014. The ground-mounted solar system includes more than 4,000 solar panels—making it one of the largest in the state. SolarCity installed, financed and will maintain the array for the Regional Water Authority. The RWA will save money by paying less for the solar power than they’re currently paying for utility power—while reducing both pollution and water use. read more

Construction Delays Possible On Whitney Avenue For Immediate Release March 18, 2014

Construction begins this month on the installation of a new water main along Whitney Avenue. The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (SCCRWA) will be installing the new main to increase its ability to deliver water to the northern section of its water system. The new main will run along Whitney Avenue from just north of Lawrence Road to just south of Tuttle Avenue. read more

3-Pronged Approach to Protecting Drinking Water For Immediate Release February 20, 2014

Last month, water consumers in the Charleston, West Virginia area were unable to use their tap water due to a chemical spill into the Elk River. The river is the sole source of drinking water for over 300,000 residents in nine counties in West Virginia. Could something similar happen to the RWA’s sources of water? read more

Damaged Water Line – Yale New Haven Hospital/St. Raphael Campus, Chapel Street, New Haven For Immediate Release January 28, 2014

A contractor working on a sewer line damaged a fire service line at Yale New Haven Hospital/St. Raphael Campus on Chapel Street this afternoon. In order to repair the water line, it was necessary to shut down fire service and water (domestic) service to a portion of the hospital and to one building at 330 Orchard Street. read more

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