Newsroom

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.

Jul 08, 2020

West River Chainsaw Mystery Solved

The “whodunit”in the woods by the West River is now a “hedidit.”

Nature lovers had wondered who was the mystery chainsaw-wielder who had cut three steps into a toppled tree in oder to make a path passable in the West River Open Space trails.

After this article about it appeared in the Independent, Alex Amendola, the Regional Water Authority’s forester, came forward as the man behind the mystery.

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Jul 08, 2020

RWA Offering Financial Assistance to Residential And Business Customers Impacted By COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic placed an unexpected financial strain on families and businesses around the state, making it difficult to meet basic expenses. The Regional Water Authority (RWA) encourages customers to ease their financial burden by seeking assistance through the company’s Residential Water Assistance Program. In recognition of the unique challenges facing many people, the RWA is temporarily making this program available to more residential customers. In addition, it is provisionally expanding the program to commercial and industrial customers.

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Jun 24, 2020

RWA Requests Customers Reduce Water Use By 10%

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) is asking all of its customers to conserve water and to reduce their water use by 10 percent. As a result of the prolonged hot and dry weather conditions, and many more people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RWA has seen an unprecedented 60 percent increase in water use during the past week. This higher-than-normal system demand has resulted in some customers experiencing discolored water intermittently over the past several days.

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Jun 22, 2020

With Prolonged Hot And Dry Conditions And Higher-Than-Normal System Demand, RWA Urges Wise Water Use

As a result of the prolonged hot and dry weather conditions, and many more people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RWA has seen an unprecedented increase in water use and is urging its customers to use water wisely. This higher-than-normal system demand has resulted in some customers experiencing temporarily discolored water.

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Jun 22, 2020

Science Experiments From RWA's Whitney Water Center

Did you know about 71 percent of the Earth's surface is covered with water? And up to 60% of the human adult body is water?

Water is essential for all life on the Earth, and it is one of the most precious natural resources we have!

The Regional Water Authority has developed video lessons and really fun science experiments to help you learn all about water, its importance and its properties! Join Whitney Water Center's Water Science Educator, Lisa DiFranceso, and try out some of the experiments below right in your own home! For even more lessons and experiments, visit www.rwater.com and their Facebook page!

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Jun 18, 2020

Check Your Backyard For Barberry And Yourself For Ticks

The danger to public health this summer doesn’t end with COVID-19. Ticks are spreading Lyme disease and a host of other illnesses. And a plant commonly found in backyards across Connecticut is contributing to the problem. A Corona with a lime is a popular summer adult drink combination, but from a public health standpoint, corona with lyme is a terrible combination. Luckily, there’s a lot we can do this summer to minimize our risk to both.

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Jun 14, 2020

RWA Urges Reopening Businesses To Follow DPH's Guidance

As Connecticut prepares for the second phase of its business reopening plan, the Regional Water Authority (RWA) is urging all businesses to follow return to service guidance offered by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). Water left in the internal plumbing of unused buildings can become stagnant, raising health, safety and taste concerns. The steps recommended by DPH to remove stagnant water from a building's internal plumbing can be found on the RWA's website.

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Jun 11, 2020

Whitney Water Center Offers Fun, Creative Videos For Kids During The Summer

As more and more camps and summer programs are canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, one program is getting creative to reach out to kids. We are stretching your dollar with one way learning can continue.

From school closures to now summer camps canceled, the coronavirus pandemic has created challenges for kids who want to learn. It’s why the Whitney Water Center in Hamden is getting creative.

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Jun 08, 2020

RWA Flushing Water Mains in Valley Throughout June

Regional Water Authority crews will clean water mains in Ansonia, Derby and Seymour throughout June.

The RWA cleans mains by systematically opening fire hydrants to force water through them at a high velocity using specialized equipment. This process helps remove the natural mineral sediment from water mains, improving quality and service.

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Jun 03, 2020

New Fishway in North Branford Making Way for A Better Ecosystem

A project 15 years in the making is now complete and will connect migratory fish to miles and miles of critical habitat.

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