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New Haven, CT, December 13, 2017 – Frigid air and sub-freezing temperatures have arrived in our region and can cause water pipes in vulnerable areas of buildings to freeze and burst, resulting in costly damage and expensive repairs. The Regional Water Authority (RWA) offers homeowners in the Greater New Haven area helpful tips to make sure their homes are prepared for winter weather.
Water utilities are responsible for water pipes and service lines that connect to your home at the curb, but not pipes located on your property. The most vulnerable areas include those outside of the home, and water supply lines in unheated areas like basements, attics, and kitchen cabinets. Help protect your pipes from potential damage by following these steps:
About the Regional Water Authority
The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) is a nonprofit corporation that delivers water for life by providing high-quality water and services to almost 430,000 people in 15 cities and towns throughout Greater New Haven. As a conscious business, the RWA acts as a responsible steward of the environment by protecting the more than 27,000 acres of watershed land it owns and promoting sustainable practices. Our more than 260 employees work toward our vision of being an innovative water utility that sustains life, strengthens communities and protects natural resources for future generations. For more information on the RWA, please visit www.rwater.com.