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 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.
Larry Bingaman, president and chief executive officer of the Regional Water Authority (RWA), was honored with an associate degree in humane letters honors causa from Gateway Community College (GCC). The degree was conferred during GCC’s 26th commencement by Gateway President Dr. Paul Broadie II, who recognized Larry, noting that his "forward-thinking strategies and advocacy were instrumental in the collaboration between Gateway and Southern Connecticut State University to provide the education pathways that will fill positions in public utility management well into the next decade."
Drinking water week recognizes the vital role water plays in our daily lives. It’s the annual celebration organized by the American Water Works Association to show the importance of access to clean, healthy drinking water. Public Affairs & Communications Manager of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, Dan Doyle, came to talk about why you should drink water and tell us about infused water.
The United Nations recently launched a “Decade of Action” to promote reliable access to clean drinking water throughout the world. An abundant, reliable supply of high-quality drinking water is essential to a healthy, thriving community, but often, it is something we take for granted. In fact, we in the U.S. are among only 10 percent of the world’s population who enjoy plentiful and safe water. As we celebrate this National Drinking Water Week, the Regional Water Authority is reminded of the inextricable link between water utilities and public health.
The instruments the scientists at the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority use to test your drinking water are so sensitive, they can detect two parts per trillion of the chemicals, known as perfluorinated compounds, that go into making Teflon. It is the nonstick coating on pans and is also used on Gore-tex fabric. It is suspected to cause cancer. But the technicians haven’t found any in the 10 reservoirs or three aquifers that supply drinking water for the 16 cities and towns the water authority serves wholly or in part.
During Drinking Water Week (May 6-12), the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) is issuing its annual water quality report to its consumers. The Consumers’ Annual Report on Water Quality provides information about the sources of drinking water, shows water quality test results for 2017 and contains other important information about water and health.
The Regional Water Authority (RWA) recently tapped the bright minds of a group of students from the Cooperative Arts & Humanities Magnet School in New Haven. The students came to the RWA for Junior Achievement at Work, an event coordinated by Junior Achievement of Southwest New England. They were introduced to careers in the water utility industry, learned about the water treatment and delivery process, and participated in a competition to develop solutions to four business marketing challenges faced by the RWA.
The RWA sold a home in Orange, built in the late 1800s or early 1900s, to Wess Corjuc, a local preservationist, with the condition that the historic home be preserved as much as possible. Structural issues led to the home needing to be deconstructed, but it is in the process of being rebuilt, using some of the original home's materials, so that the exterior looks exactly as it did when inhabited by the Alling Family in the 19th century.