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.
The grounds of the Ansonia Armory are in the midst of a much-needed makeover. The first phase of the facelift outside the sprawling Armory on State Street was celebrated by local and state officials, along with area businesses, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.
Volunteers will be looking for signs of road runoff, human intervention and water contamination in the Mill River over the coming weeks as part of a river health study. Teams of volunteers with the Cheshire Land Trust will access the river through public land and, where permitted, from private property. Training provided by a water quality specialist with the Regional Water Authority is scheduled for this Saturday.
The RWA announced an investment to bring innovative, sustainable farming and new economic growth to the Greater New Haven region. The RWA will provide an investment to Meriden-based Trifecta Ecosystems, allowing them to establish a regional aquaponics program in the Greater New Haven Region. Aquaponics systems combine aquaculture - the raising of aquatic animals such as fish - with hydroponics - the growing of plants in water - in symbiotic, climate controlled environments. These efficient, compact farms are designed to ensure that families living in cities and other population centers have access to fresh, affordable, and healthy produce.
The Regional Water Authority and WFSB – Channel 3 News are encouraging Connecticut residents to keep cool during the ongoing heat wave, but not by opening fire hydrants. Illegally opened fire hydrants can be dangerous to anyone hit by the water, can lower water pressure needed by firefighters, and can temporarily discolor the water in the surrounding neighborhood.
June is National Safety Month, an occasion to recognize the importance of safe practices in the workplace and at home. Safety is a core value at the Regional Water Authority (RWA), and that commitment made Fiscal Year 2018 (June 2017-May 2018) the RWA’s safest year on record.
Writing for Daily Nutmeg, Kathy Leonard Czepiel provides background on the beauty and rich history that make Branford’s Lake Saltonstall such a fantastic recreation location for residents of Greater New Haven. RWA recreation permit holders have access to Lake Saltonstall for hiking, fishing, boating or simply relaxing alongside this important source of the RWA’s high-quality water.
The Regional Water Authority has announced an expansion of its Residential Water Assistance Program, helping more Connecticut families afford access to a high-quality, reliable water supply. The Program provides grants to low-income families for use on their water bills. Starting this month, the RWA has made this successful program accessible to more families, and increased the aid it provides.
The Connecticut General Assembly gave unanimous, bipartisan legislative approval to House Bill 5507, An Act Concerning The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA). This bill allows the RWA to respond more quickly to public safety emergencies. It shortens the public hearing notice period for capital projects costing more than $2 million from 20 days to seven days, protecting the public’s right to know while avoiding delays that could impact public safety or property.
The Regional Water Authority and the Connecticut Audubon Society show WTNH-News 8 viewers how they can use water wisely and protect the environment with a rain barrel. The RWA’s “Harvest the Rain” program makes affordable rain barrels available throughout south central Connecticut.