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Thank you for your interest in the RWA. Here’s where you’ll discover the latest news from the RWA. Media inquiries are handled by our Public Affairs team. That includes interview requests with our President and CEO, questions about our high-quality water and innovative services, and requests for tours of our facilities.

Feb 26, 2019

Derby Water Tank Proposal Gets Key OK

A controversial, million-gallon water tank that Ansonia and Derby’s fire chiefs say is needed has won approval from the Regional Policy Board of the South Central Connecticut Water Authority. The storage tank, which will serve 13,000 customers in Ansonia, Seymour and Derby — and particularly Giffin Hospital — is planned for a wooded section at the far end of the Derby High School and Middle School complex near Coon Hollow Road. It would be bordered by the schools, the Public Works facility, the shuttered VARCA building and Osborndale Park.

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Feb 04, 2019

RWA Warns Of Thin Ice On Frozen Reservoirs

As the freeze from the recent polar vortex gives way to warmer temperatures, the Regional Water Authority (RWA) is warning the public to never walk, skate or sled on ice-covered reservoirs, and to always observe warning signs posted on watershed land. Entering the water and doing any kind of activity on ice is not permitted on the RWA’s reservoirs, which are the sources of water for nearly 430,000 consumers in the Greater New Haven region.

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Jan 23, 2019

The RWA Offers Assistance To Federal Employees Impacted By Government Shutdown

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) has announced that it will waive late fees and interest on overdue balances for federal employees who are working without pay or have been furloughed without pay during the partial government shutdown. This relief is available through the duration of the government shutdown. Additionally, RWA employees have begun collecting monetary contributions and non-perishable food items for donation to New Haven’s Community Soup Kitchen and the Connecticut Food Bank in support of those affected by the government shutdown.

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Jan 09, 2019

Preventing Frozen Pipes with the RWA

If you've ever had a pipe freeze in your house, you know that the cost to repair them can be hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Well we've got below freezing temps in the forecast and I've got some way that you can spend only a couple dollars that will help save you thousands. "If the water turns off in your home and stops running, that's a good indicator that your pipes may be frozen. You may not notice them leaking until later when they defrost but you should act then and immediately turn them off and contact a certified plumber." Mentions Dan Doyle of the Regional Water Authority. "Water in a pipe when it gets cold enough can freeze and turn into ice. And ice of course expands and takes up more space than liquid water will. When it's in a confined space like a pipe that puts pressure on the outside and can cause it to crack or burst."

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Jan 09, 2019

RWA Upgrading Water Meters in Orange

The Regional Water Authority is upgrading water meters in the town of Orange. Officials said that the company will have crews out using both RWA staff and a subcontractor, Contract Callers, Inc. Information on how to schedule an appointment can be found on CCI's website or by calling 844-375-2272.

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Jan 04, 2019

RWA Brings Advanced Metering Infrastructure To Orange

About 3,400 Regional Water Authority (RWA) customers in Orange will have the water industry’s latest metering technology installed beginning this month, joining the 80,000 customers in the RWA’s water district who have already received the upgrade.

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Dec 05, 2018

RWA and CT's AARP Fraud Watch Network Urge Greater New Haven to be Scam Aware

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) and AARP Fraud Watch Network are urging vigilance against scams during the holiday season and throughout the year. Scammers often pose as utility employees to obtain financial information or gain access to homes so they can steal money or property.

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Nov 20, 2018

RWA Advises Precautions to Keep Pipes from Freezing on Thanksgiving

Meteorologists have forecast an arctic blast that may result in the coldest Thanksgiving on record, according to the Regional Water Authority (RWA). The RWA is advising residents and businesses in Greater New Haven to protect their plumbing from the Thanksgiving chill.

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Nov 20, 2018

RWA Offers Tips To Keep Pipes From Freezing

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) is advising residents and businesses in Greater New Haven to protect their plumbing from the cold weather. Frigid air and sub-freezing temperatures can cause water pipes in vulnerable areas of buildings to freeze and burst, resulting in costly damage and expensive repairs.

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Nov 05, 2018

RWA Upgrades Meter Reading

About 18,000 Regional Water Authority (RWA) customers in Milford will have the water industry’s latest metering technology installed beginning next month, joining the 70,000 customers in the RWA’s water district who have already received the upgrade.

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