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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.

Apr 13, 2021

RWA Announces Water Wise Ways For A Healthy Lawn Series

On April 21, the Regional Water Authority (RWA) will launch an interactive, free webinar series promoting efficient water use and lawn maintenance. Throughout this four-week series, participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts and have their questions answered about how to keep lawns and gardens healthy during the summer months without wasting water or money.

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Apr 09, 2021

RWA Donates Water Bottles to Students Through The Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) donated nearly 2,000 reusable water bottles to students through the company’s affiliate, the Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund (The Watershed Fund). As more students head back to in-person classes, the RWA is helping to make sure kids have access to high-quality water in school. Water fountains remain closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, and so students need reusable water bottles to stay hydrated and healthy throughout the school day.

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Feb 25, 2021

RWA Encourages Residents to Stay Vigilant And Safe From Scammers Posing As Utility Employees

The Regional Water Authority’s (RWA) Police Department has received reports of an increase in criminals posing as utility employees in Connecticut to gain access to people’s homes so they can steal money or property. People can protect themselves and their families from these scams by staying vigilant and always asking for identification.

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Feb 16, 2021

RWA and Connecticut Water Donate Water Bottle Filling Stations To Madison Schools

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) and Connecticut Water are donating four water fountains equipped with touchless water bottle filling stations to Madison Public Schools and a community sports facility. The units are designed to cut down on single-use plastic bottle use and offer a safe alternative to drinking fountains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jan 28, 2021

Regional Water Authority Offers Tips To Keep Pipes From Freezing As Temperatures Plummet

Meteorologists throughout Connecticut have forecast very cold weather for the next several days, with temperatures expected to stay below freezing through the weekend. 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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Jan 15, 2021

Regional Water Authority Releases Inaugural Corporate Social Responsiveness Report

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) today issued its first Corporate Social Responsiveness (CSR) Report, highlighting the company’s Fiscal Year 2020 sustainable business practices, environmental performance, employee safety, customer experience and community engagement.

The report is the first from the environmental services company, which had previously included social, economic and sustainability information as part of its annual reports.

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Dec 01, 2020

RWA Supports Education Initiatives Through Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) announced today that the company’s affiliate, the Claire C. Bennitt Watershed Fund (The Watershed Fund), has awarded grants in support of educational initiatives to the New Haven Science Fair and the James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford.

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Oct 13, 2020

RWA Receives National Award Recognizing Sustainable, Innovative Water Utility Management

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) recognized the exceptional operation and performance of the Regional Water Authority (RWA) by presenting the company with its 2020 Sustainable Water Utility Management Award. The RWA was one of 13 public drinking water systems that received AMWA’s top utility management awards on October 13 at the organization’s 2020 Executive Management Conference.

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Aug 19, 2020

RWA Urges Reopening Schools To Follow DPH’s Return To Service Guidance For Their Buildings’ Water Systems

As Connecticut prepares to welcome students back to the classroom, the Regional Water Authority (RWA) is urging all schools to follow return to service guidance offered by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). Water left in the internal plumbing of unused buildings can become stagnant, raising health, safety and taste concerns. The steps recommended by DPH to remove stagnant water from a building’s internal plumbing can be found on the RWA's website.

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Aug 12, 2020

Regional Water Authority Helping Customers Use Water Wisely By Harvesting the Rain

As a result of the very hot and dry summer, much of Connecticut is experiencing an “abnormally dry period.” While the Regional Water Authority (RWA) has plentiful water supplies and reservoirs above average levels, customers have been asked to be “water wise” and reduce their water use by 10 percent. To help customers achieve this goal, the RWA is making rain barrels available for purchase at a significant discount.

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