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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.
Ten students from Common Ground High School in New Haven will be learning about environmental careers in the water industry this week while attending the third annual environmental careers summer camp hosted by the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority.
You drink it. Wash the dishes with it. Cook with it. Bathe in it. It’s there every time you turn on the faucet. But what do you really know about your tap water? Do you know where it comes from? How it is protected? Or what’s in it? You should. And you can.
Representatives of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) and SolarCity gathered to celebrate the completion of a large one-megawatt solar array at an RWA facility in Hamden on Friday, April 25, 2014. The ground-mounted solar system includes more than 4,000 solar panels—making it one of the largest in the state. SolarCity installed, financed and will maintain the array for the Regional Water Authority. The RWA will save money by paying less for the solar power than they’re currently paying for utility power—while reducing both pollution and water use.
A water fountain for our four-legged canine friends was dedicated this weekend at the Union Street Dog Park in New Haven. The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) partnered with the Friends of Wooster Square Parks (FOWS) to add a doggie drinking fountain to the Union Street Dog Park, a formerly derelict space which is now an oasis for neighborhood residents and their pet partners.
The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) issued a reminder today to consumers to always ask for an employee identification card if someone comes to their door claiming to be from the water company. This reminder is a result two incidents where two men posed as water company employees to attempt to gain access to homes on Cloudland Road and Bowen Road in North Haven on Wednesday, April 23.
Construction begins this month on the installation of a new water main along Whitney Avenue. The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (SCCRWA) will be installing the new main to increase its ability to deliver water to the northern section of its water system. The new main will run along Whitney Avenue from just north of Lawrence Road to just south of Tuttle Avenue.
Last month, water consumers in the Charleston, West Virginia area were unable to use their tap water due to a chemical spill into the Elk River. The river is the sole source of drinking water for over 300,000 residents in nine counties in West Virginia. Could something similar happen to the RWA’s sources of water?
A contractor working on a sewer line damaged a fire service line at Yale New Haven Hospital/St. Raphael Campus on Chapel Street this afternoon. In order to repair the water line, it was necessary to shut down fire service and water (domestic) service to a portion of the hospital and to one building at 330 Orchard Street.