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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.
The RWA partnered with two other local businesses to sponsor an extensive landscaping and beautification project at the Ansonia Armory. The project, which is expected to be completed in late May, 2018, will give the grounds a much-needed makeover
RWA's has more water than usual this year thanks to a wet winter and early spring. Despite the abundance of water, it is still critical that we all do our part to conserve this precious resource and use water wisely!
WTNH joined the RWA and local anglers to kick off fishing season at Lake Saltonstall. The RWA has stocked its lakes with thousands of fish and invites Connecticut anglers of all ages to pick up their recreation permit and join us for a day of fishing from the shore or even take one of our boats out on the lake.
Five talented photographers took home their first-place prizes at the annual South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) recreation permit holder meeting held on April 11. Nineteen amateur photographers competed in five photo categories. Judges reviewed over 65 photos taken at RWA recreation areas before choosing five first-place photos and 15 runners-up.