Celebrate RWA Day on Monday, October 19

Oct 09, 2015

New Haven, Conn. (Oct. 9, 2015) – Larry Bingaman, president and CEO of South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA), invites the greater New Haven community to celebrate RWA Day on Mon., Oct. 19th in honor of the company’s recent Utility of the Year Award presented by New England Water Works Association’s (NEWWA). Beginning at noon on the New Haven Green, community members can take the “Value of Water Pledge” that demonstrates a commitment to drinking tap water. Mayor Toni Harp will present a proclamation and offer her remarks at 2:30 p.m., with the event ending at 3 p.m.

RWA earned the Utility of the Year Award as recognition of its conscious business practices and significant contributions to the water system infrastructure, customer service, staff training and operations, all of which further protect the wellbeing of the community while promoting the preservation of watershed land and aquifers. RWA Day celebrates this accolade and RWA’s focus on being the best in class as a provider of an abundant and reliable supply of water, which is essential to a healthy, thriving and economically vibrant community.

“RWA Day celebrates water’s life force and its contribution to public health protection, fire protection, support for the economy and maintenance of the overall quality of life we enjoy,” Bingaman said. “On RWA Day and every day, it is our hope that the New Haven region will honor the value of water by leveraging its life-sustaining properties and recognizing those critical systems that allow RWA to provide high quality water and services at a reasonable cost.”

The first 500 community members to sign the pledge will receive a free RWA water bottle. In addition, RWA Day will feature information highlighting RWA’s educational and recreational programs.

For more information on RWA Day, please contact Kate Powell, RWA’s Communications and Outreach Manager, at (203) 401-2738 or kpowell@rwater.com.

About the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA):
The RWA provides customers with high-quality water and service at a reasonable cost while promoting the preservation of watershed land and aquifers. On average, the RWA supplies 45 million gallons of water per day to 430,000 people in a twenty-town region centered in New Haven, Conn. The water utility maintains 1,700 miles of distribution mains and more than 118,000 service connections across 260 contiguous square miles in its district. Committed to its community and educating on the value of natural resources, the RWA connects with over 13,000 students annually through its educational programs.

For more information about the RWA, visit www.rwater.com or call 203-562-4020. Be sure to stay up-to-date by following the RWA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.