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.

May 07, 2018

It Takes a Lot of Work to Keep Drinking Water Pure

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.

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May 06, 2018

RWA Issues Water Quality Report For National Drinking Water Week

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.

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May 03, 2018

New Haven Students Put Their Innovation And Problem-Solving Skills On Display At The RWA

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.

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May 03, 2018

RWA Partners with Local Preservationist to Rebuild Historic Home in Orange

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.

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Apr 30, 2018

RWA and Others Partner to Give Ansonia Armory a Landscaping Facelift

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

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Apr 15, 2018

A Wet Winter Has Filled RWA's Reservoirs, But You Should Still Use Water Wisely

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!

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Apr 14, 2018

RWA Recreation Areas Are Stocked for Fishing Season

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.

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Apr 13, 2018

Amateur Photographers Awarded In RWA Recreation Photo Contest

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.

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Mar 12, 2018

Regional Water Authority Is Prepared For Incoming Nor’easter

In response to the major snow event forecast to begin Monday evening, the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) is reminding customers to stay safe before, during and after the storm. As it does before all weather events the RWA has made all necessary preparations to ensure its customers have reliable, high-quality drinking water before, during and after a storm.

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Mar 02, 2018

New Haven Register Forum: The Real Truth About Tap Water

New Haven Register Forum: The Real Truth About Tap Water March 2, 2018 Recently, Hearst Newspapers took tap water to task on its pages by implying it may contain harmful contaminants and offering “myth-busting advice” from PUR, a water filtration company.

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