Infrastructure Work

Our water systems – underground, out of sight and out of mind – work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to bring reliable, high-quality water to the region. We invest millions of dollars annually in infrastructure improvement projects to upgrade our water systems to provide high-quality drinking water for our customers’ everyday needs and ensure a sufficient water supply for firefighters.

This work is seasonal and typically takes place April through November across our district. 

Water Main Cleaning and Lining, Ruden Street, West Haven

The RWA will clean the cast iron water main that runs beneath Ruden Street in West Haven and line it with cement. The new lining will increase the reliability of the water main and improve fire protection. To ensure there are no water service interruptions, the RWA will install a temporary water pipe in the area and connect it to homes and businesses served by the main that is being cleaned and lined. This project will begin in the second half of September 2020 and is scheduled to be completed by November 2020. Watch the video below for more information on water main cleaning and lining:

Water Main Replacements

Water service interruptions are often required toward the end of the project when replacing water mains. Your water service will need to be transferred over to the new water main. You will be notified in advance of the service interruption in your area. Generally, our crews can complete the transfers within six hours.

Remote Telemetry Unit Project

We're currently working on a system-wide Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU) upgrade for the water distribution system. This project will upgrade our aging supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology. It will replace obsolete programmable logic controllers, upgrade control cabinets, replace antiquated communication networks and improve human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software. This project is part of our ongoing effort to be a more sustainable organization through innovation and technology.

The RWA received a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Subsidized Loan to help pay for this work. The DWSRF program is administered by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) with joint funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Connecticut. For more information on the DWSRF, please visit the DPH's DWSRF website.

Our water systems – underground, out of sight and out of mind – work 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to bring reliable, high-quality water to the region. We invest millions of dollars annually in infrastructure improvement projects to upgrade our water systems to provide high-quality drinking water for our customers’ everyday needs and ensure a sufficient water supply for firefighters.

This work is seasonal and typically takes place April through November across our district. 

Water Main Cleaning and Lining, Ruden Street, West Haven

The RWA will clean the cast iron water main that runs beneath Ruden Street in West Haven and line it with cement. The new lining will increase the reliability of the water main and improve fire protection. To ensure there are no water service interruptions, the RWA will install a temporary water pipe in the area and connect it to homes and businesses served by the main that is being cleaned and lined. This project will begin in the second half of September 2020 and is scheduled to be completed by November 2020. Watch the video below for more information on water main cleaning and lining:

Water Main Replacements

Water service interruptions are often required toward the end of the project when replacing water mains. Your water service will need to be transferred over to the new water main. You will be notified in advance of the service interruption in your area. Generally, our crews can complete the transfers within six hours.

Remote Telemetry Unit Project

We're currently working on a system-wide Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU) upgrade for the water distribution system. This project will upgrade our aging supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology. It will replace obsolete programmable logic controllers, upgrade control cabinets, replace antiquated communication networks and improve human-machine interface (HMI) hardware and software. This project is part of our ongoing effort to be a more sustainable organization through innovation and technology.

The RWA received a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Subsidized Loan to help pay for this work. The DWSRF program is administered by the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) with joint funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Connecticut. For more information on the DWSRF, please visit the DPH's DWSRF website.