Newsroom

Thank you for your interest in the RWA. Here’s where you’ll discover the latest news from the RWA. Media inquiries are handled by our Public Affairs team. That includes interview requests with our President and CEO, questions about our high-quality water and innovative services, and requests for tours of our facilities.

Feb 24, 2020

RWA’s Watershed Fund Renamed In Memory Of Its Founder and Champion: Claire C. Bennitt

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) announced today that The Watershed Fund has been renamed The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund in honor of the fund’s founder, who passed away last year following a brief illness. Under Claire’s guidance, the nonprofit Watershed Fund has helped preserve hundreds of acres of land and provided over $500,000 in scholarships to college students studying environmental sciences.

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Feb 21, 2020

RWA and State Leaders Issuing Staunch Warning on Utility Scams

Connecticut’s consumer protection commissioner, along with the attorney general and many of the gas, water and electric utility companies, warned people on Friday about utility scams.

“If someone ever contacts you and says that there's no time to stop and think, it's usually the best time to do so,” said Dan Doyle, the manager of corporate communications for the Regional Water Authority.

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Feb 18, 2020

RWA Offers Financial Assistance To Customers In Need

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) is proud to provide reliable, high-quality tap water to its customers for less than a penny per gallon. However, some families need additional assistance to make ends meet. To help households in need pay their water bills, the RWA offers grants of up to $175 towards their water bills through its Residential Water Assistance Program.

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Feb 12, 2020

New Haven students get a look at potential job opportunities on trip to Regional Water Authority

Students in New Haven are getting a chance to apply what they learn in the classroom to the workforce. They’re getting a first-hand look at potential job opportunities at the Regional Water Authority.

Students from Regional Career High School had the opportunity to see first hand the work their water company does — jobs that range from management, to environmental work and even tech — all in hopes that students get to apply what they learn and see if this is a possibility for them in the future.

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Jan 21, 2020

RWA Warns Connecticut Residents To Avoid The Ice On Frozen Reservoirs

As winter weather continues to bring declining temperatures, the Regional Water Authority (RWA) warns Connecticut residents to never walk, skate or sled on ice-covered reservoirs, and to always observe warning signs posted on watershed land. Frozen bodies of water can be very treacherous, and reservoirs in particular present additional dangers due to being far deeper than most lakes or ponds.

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Nov 12, 2019

RWA Offers Tips To Keep Pipes From Freezing As Temperatures Plummet

Meteorologists have forecast that temperatures throughout Connecticut will drop below freezing for the next several days. The Regional Water Authority (RWA) is advising residents and businesses in Greater New Haven to protect their plumbing from the upcoming chill. Frigid air and sub-freezing temperatures can cause water pipes in vulnerable areas of buildings to freeze and burst, resulting in costly damage and expensive repairs.

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Nov 04, 2019

RWA Appoints Premjith Singh Vice President-Chief Information and Digital Officer

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) has named Premjith (Prem) Singh as its first Vice President-Chief Information and Digital Officer. In this new role, Singh will lead the environmental services company’s technology and digital roadmap, and oversee the development of solutions to improve the customer experience. He will also lead operational technology areas such as Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), cybersecurity, and process improvement and strategic planning functions. Singh will report to Larry Bingaman, President and Chief Executive Officer. His appointment is effective November 12, 2019.

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Nov 03, 2019

RWA Police Force Covers A Lot Of Ground ‘Protecting A Natural Resource’

When a New Haven man was tracked down and arrested by police officers of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority for allegedly cutting down a historic tree in Hamden last month, members of the general public were reminded, or learned for the first time, that the RWA has such a police squad.

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Oct 19, 2019

Opinion: Imagine a Day Without Water

Can you imagine a day without water? For many people in our country and across the globe, this imagined scenario is a reality due to aging infrastructure and the environmental consequences of human action.

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Oct 09, 2019

RWA Celebrates National Customer Service Week

Water is essential to life, and when consumers of Greater New Haven have a question about their water service, the Regional Water Authority’s (RWA) customer-facing employees provide fast, knowledgeable and courteous assistance. From October 7 to 11, the RWA will join organizations across the country in celebrating Customer Service Week and thanking its Customer Service and Field Service Teams, which help tens of thousands of people a year with questions about their water or repairs to their service.

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