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.

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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Oct 07, 2019

Water Authority Builds Toward the Next 170 Years

Grounded in the belief that the people of Greater New Haven needed access to a safe and reliable water supply for our community to grow, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a resolution in 1849 approving the incorporation of the New Haven Water Company, the predecessor to the Regional Water Authority (RWA), beginning the history of New Haven’s public water utility. As we celebrate our 170th Anniversary, the RWA is proud to carry on the tradition of excellence that founded our company and recommit ourselves to another 170 years making life better for people by delivering water for life.

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Aug 06, 2019

RWA Police Arrest Vandal Responsible For “Door Tree” Destruction In Hamden

The Regional Water Authority’s (RWA) Police Department has arrested the person responsible for cutting down Hamden’s iconic “Door Tree” on RWA property.

On Thursday, July 18, 2019, the RWA learned that Hamden’s iconic landmark “Door Tree” was cut down. Careful examination by the RWA’s forester and environmental management team determined that this tree is a white oak, estimated to be over 200 years in age. The Door Tree was in exceptionally good health for a tree of its age and would have likely lived for many more years were it not the target of vandalism. Using evidence gathered at the scene and information on the circumstances of the tree provided by the RWA’s forester and environmental management team, the RWA Police were able to identify the person responsible within 48 hours of launching their investigation.

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Aug 05, 2019

Regional Water Authority To Be Completely Powered By Green Energy

South Central Connecticut’s tap water will soon be “greener” than ever before. To provide high-quality water to its 430,000 customers in South Central Connecticut, the Regional Water Authority (RWA) preserves and protects more than 27,000 acres of watershed land. Today, the company announced that it has signed a contract that will allow it to be completely powered by green, renewable energy starting December 2019, without increasing energy costs over what the RWA pays today.

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Jul 19, 2019

Regional Water Authority Offering $1,000 Reward For Information On Vandalism Of The Door Tree

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) announced today that it will offer a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for destroying the historic “Door Tree” in Hamden. This reward is in addition to a private reward offered for information, bringing the total to $2,000.

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Jul 19, 2019

In Advance Of Forecast Extreme Heat, RWA Urges Wise Water Use; Reminds Residents To Never Open Fire Hydrants

With extreme hot weather and dry conditions forecast for this weekend, the Regional Water Authority (RWA) is reminding residents to use water wisely and to never open fire hydrants.

Extreme hot and dry weather conditions put strains on water treatment and water supply systems, so does the illegal opening of fire hydrants that often increases during heat waves.

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