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The 1-megawatt solar system at the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority’s (SCCRWA) North Sleeping Giant water treatment facility in Hamden, Connecticut, is now live and producing most of the energy needed to power the facility.
The Representative Policy Board of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority is seeking to fill an opening on the five-member governing board of the Authority. This is a part-time salaried position, which requires approximately 200 or more hours per year, including during business hours.
Aquarion Water Company purchased the East Derby Water Works from the City of Derby effective October 16, 2014. The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) has operated the system on behalf of the City since 2008 when the RWA acquired Birmingham Utilities and the City contract to provide water service to East Derby Water customers.
New Haven, CT. September 25, 2014 – The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) has taken the first steps to upgrade its meter reading system. This will enable customer water meters to be read through a radio network that will eventually allow the RWA to use the data collected to issue bills monthly, rather than at the current three-month intervals. This should make it easier for customers to budget for their water bill.
The Representative Policy Board of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water District will hold a public hearing to consider the application (#14-04) of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (the “Authority”) for Approval of a Project to Complete Improvements at the Lake Saltonstall Intake and Raw Water Pump Station in East Haven, Connecticut (“the Application”), at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority office, located at 90 Sargent Drive in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Representative Policy Board (“RPB”) of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water District (“the District”) will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014 , at the offices of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (“the Authority”), 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven, Connecticut, to consider the application of the Authority to establish rates, other charges, and rate schedules for water and related services.
Remember being told to go outside and play? That turns out to be great advice. Opie’s World: Tap Into Nature, a feature of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority’s Recreation program, helps children and adults reconnect with the natural world and each other. On Wednesday, August 20, from noon until 4:00 p.m., a team of Authority employees will help visitors young and old with fishing, nature crafts and hands-on activities such as breaking open rocks to find the treasures inside and learning how clouds help predict weather at this free program. This family event will take place at the Maltby Lakes Recreation Area on the westbound side of Route 34 at the West Haven/Orange town line.
The majority of people living in the United States do not think about their tap water until there is a problem. Because of the quality and reliability of water service in the United States, along with the fact that most of the infrastructure that supports drinking water is buried underground, most people take their water for granted – a high-quality supply of water is always available when you turn on your faucet.
The redirection of water from one source into the Saltonstall water service area because of an electrical malfunction at the Lake Saltonstall Water Treatment Plant led to a discolored water event Tuesday, July 8th and Wednesday, July 9th. By Wednesday afternoon, the discolored water had worked its way eastward from the treatment plant and dissipated. The water now is of the same high-quality that it was prior to the discoloration event.
Regional Water Authority crews and contractors were able to start up the Lake Saltonstall Water Treatment Plant yesterday evening. The plant had suffered an electrical failure and small fire in one of the pumps that takes water from Lake Saltonstall and brings it into the treatment plant. Water was diverted from other sources in order to supply water for drinking, hygiene and fire-fighting to more than 25,000 people.