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.

Nov 04, 2018

Fix to Regional Water Authority Delivery System in North Branford was Challenging

When officials with the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority look back at 2018, they will do so with a quiet pride at a job well done. The year began at a much more frenzied pace as the quasi-public utility undertook a challenging project: The $14 million fix of a tunnel and pipe system that brings water from the authority’s largest reservoir to a treatment facility in North Branford. Making the necessary repairs to the system required the creation of a temporary bypass system to allow water to continue to flow from Lake Galliard to the treatment facility. While the temporary bypass was in use, permanent repairs were made to the pipe and tunnel system.

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Oct 31, 2018

Conscious Capitalism: Redefining What Makes A ‘Good Business’

This article from Larry Bingaman, president and CEO of the Regional Water Authority (RWA), explains how embracing the principles of Conscious Capitalism has benefited the RWA. Larry points to how pursing a higher purpose can help improve society while also benefiting companies.

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Oct 31, 2018

Regional Water Authority Plans Big Changes In Milford

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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Oct 07, 2018

New Haven Register Forum: Imagine a Day Without Water

The fall months are often marked by debates and discussions about the issues that divide us. Today, I will address something that unites us. Every morning we get up and brush our teeth, take a shower, and maybe make a pot of coffee. Later we may do our laundry and wash the dishes. None of this would be possible without safe and reliable water infrastructure.

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Sep 12, 2018

On the Prowl for Owls in North Branford

The great horned owl was among the usual suspects for the Sept. 8 Owl Prowl at Lake Gaillard. The North Branford Land Conservation Trust teamed up with the Regional Water Authority (RWA) for the hunt. Here, RWA real estate manager John Triana and Drew Coppola hold up photos of owls that might be heard and possibly seen that evening.

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Sep 07, 2018

Creating a College-to-Utility Employment Pipeline

Nearly 40 percent of the half-million or so public-utility workers in the United States will become eligible for retirement over the next five years. At the New Haven-based Regional Water Authority (RWA), that figure is closer to 50 percent. That's why educators from Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College are working with the RWA and other Connecticut utilities to develop a school-to-utility employment pipeline to ensure that a new generation of utility workers is trained and prepared to fill the jobs left by retiring workers.

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Aug 31, 2018

RWA-Trained Volunteers Help Assess Health of Mill River in Cheshire

Outfitted with waders and clipboards, brothers Nick and Ben Motmans climbed down the bank of the Mill River near Mount Sanford Road Monday to study a section of the waterway. Nick Motmans, 17, is a student at Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford and member of the Cheshire Land Trust board. He was one of the 20 volunteers trained by a water quality specialist with the Regional Water Authority several weeks ago. The volunteers are helping assess the health of the Mill River.

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Aug 29, 2018

Reps. DeLauro and Tonko Visit New Haven to Learn More About Opportunities Created by Public Utility Degree Programs

Nearly 40 percent of the approximately 550,600 utility employees in the United States are eligible for retirement within the next five years, at the Regional Water Authority (RWA), that number is closer to 50 percent. Representative Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Representative Paul Tonko (NY-20) visited Gateway Community College (GCC) today to learn how educators there and at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) are working with the RWA and other state utilities to create a school-to-utility-work pipeline and ensure a new generation of employees is trained and ready to fill the jobs left by retiring workers.

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Aug 20, 2018

RWA Announces New Direction To Increase Sustainability And Better Serve Customers

Regional Water Authority (RWA) President and CEO Larry L. Bingaman announced changes to senior leadership that are designed to support the nonprofit corporation’s plans to drive future growth and innovation by enhancing its core business and entering into new lines of business that generate additional revenue to reduce rate increases.

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Aug 15, 2018

'Tap Into Nature' at Lake Saltonstall in Branford

Families across Connecticut are invited to explore the outdoors in Branford Wednesday. The Regional Water Authority is hosting their annual "Tap Into Nature" event at Lake Saltonstall. Children and their families are invited to fish, hike, and make crafts using leaves.

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