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 Replacements 2019

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.

Ansonia

Beechwood Drive:  Replacement of approximately 700 feet of six-inch water main on Beechwood Drive between the intersections with Crestwood Road. This work is scheduled to begin October 7 and is expected to take six weeks to complete.

Branford

Branhaven Right of Way:  Replacement of approximately 1,200 feet of 12-inch water main on the Branhaven Right of Way between Short Beach Road and Alps Road. This work is scheduled to begin October 7 and is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

West Main Street and Montoya Drive:  New water mains will be installed on West Main Street (Route 1) between Gilbert Lane and Alps Road and on Montoya Drive between Cherry Hill Road and Commercial Parkway. This work began on July 9 and is expected to take four to six weeks to complete.

Derby

Roosevelt Drive and Main Street:  Replacement of 1,700 feet of 12-inch water main on Roosevelt Drive and Main Street between Factory Street and Third Street. This work began on August 5 and is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

East Haven

Cosey Beach Extension, Ellis Road, Caroline Road:  Replacement of approximately 900 feet of the six- and eight-inch water mains on Cosey Beach Extension, Ellis Road and Caroline Road, east of Brazos Road. This work began on July 8 and is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

North Haven

Lancelot Drive:  Replacement of approximately 3,000 feet of eight-inch water main on Lancelot Drive. This work began on August 5 and is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

West Haven

Botte Drive:  Replacement of approximately 1,000 feet of eight-inch water main on Botte Drive from Pierson Drive to Sun Street. This work began September 9 and is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

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 Replacements 2019

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.

Ansonia

Beechwood Drive:  Replacement of approximately 700 feet of six-inch water main on Beechwood Drive between the intersections with Crestwood Road. This work is scheduled to begin October 7 and is expected to take six weeks to complete.

Branford

Branhaven Right of Way:  Replacement of approximately 1,200 feet of 12-inch water main on the Branhaven Right of Way between Short Beach Road and Alps Road. This work is scheduled to begin October 7 and is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

West Main Street and Montoya Drive:  New water mains will be installed on West Main Street (Route 1) between Gilbert Lane and Alps Road and on Montoya Drive between Cherry Hill Road and Commercial Parkway. This work began on July 9 and is expected to take four to six weeks to complete.

Derby

Roosevelt Drive and Main Street:  Replacement of 1,700 feet of 12-inch water main on Roosevelt Drive and Main Street between Factory Street and Third Street. This work began on August 5 and is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

East Haven

Cosey Beach Extension, Ellis Road, Caroline Road:  Replacement of approximately 900 feet of the six- and eight-inch water mains on Cosey Beach Extension, Ellis Road and Caroline Road, east of Brazos Road. This work began on July 8 and is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

North Haven

Lancelot Drive:  Replacement of approximately 3,000 feet of eight-inch water main on Lancelot Drive. This work began on August 5 and is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

West Haven

Botte Drive:  Replacement of approximately 1,000 feet of eight-inch water main on Botte Drive from Pierson Drive to Sun Street. This work began September 9 and is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

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.