RWA Announces Water Wise Ways For A Healthy Lawn Series

Apr 13, 2021

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.

The webinar series will feature four experts, including a representative from the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program, an irrigation professional, an environmental analyst from the RWA, and a master gardener. Participants can sign into each 30-minute presentation through Zoom, where they will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by experts.

Below is the schedule of presentations, which will be held on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. All webinars are free and open to anyone who would like to participate:

  • April 21 at 2:30 p.m.
    Julius Duncan, Environmental Engineer for the EPA’s WaterSense Branch, will discuss the EPA’s WaterSense program and how homeowners and businesses can identify and adopt water-efficient irrigation equipment.

  • April 28 at 2:30 p.m.
    Paul Avitable, Jr., Irrigation Expert from Able Irrigation in Hamden, will discuss best practices for irrigation systems.

  • May 5 at 2:30 p.m.
    Steve Vitko, Environmental Analyst for the RWA, will discuss how to create an effective and environmentally-friendly irrigation system.

  • May 12 at 2:30 p.m.
    Gail K. Reynolds M.F.S., Master Gardener from UConn Extension will shed light on what grass and gardens need to grow and thrive.

To sign up for this free series, click here and complete a short registration form. Participants in the series are invited to sign up for all the webinars, or whichever ones their schedules allow.

The RWA encourages its customers to use water wisely, particularly in the summer months when dry conditions can impact water supplies throughout Connecticut. Approximately 40% of water use in the warmer months is outdoors. Efficient use of home irrigation systems can help save money and the environment. RWA customers are able to monitor their own water consumption down to the hour using the Water Watch tool, available under RWA Connect at