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.

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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Aug 09, 2018

Back by Popular Demand: RWA Helping Customers Harvest the Rain

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) is offering rain barrels to Connecticut residents looking for an environmentally friendly way to reduce their water use while still keeping their gardens growing and lawns green. The RWA sold out of the very popular rain barrels earlier this summer, and is launching this second sale for customers who missed out on their chance to get a rain barrel in June.

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Aug 07, 2018

More Sophisticated Water Metering Coming to 13,000 West Haven Customers

Water delivery and metering in West Haven is about to get more sophisticated, according to the water company. About 13,000 South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority customers in West Haven are about to get the water industry’s latest metering technology installed beginning next month, the RWA said in a news release. The West Haven customers will join about 50,000 customers in the RWA’s water district who already have received the upgrade.

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