Serving Communities

Connecticut Water is dedicated to being an integral part of and improving the communities we serve. We look for opportunities to partner with community leaders and local organizations on projects to improve water quality, preserve the environment, promote education and benefit the community as a whole.

Learn more about some of our recent projects:

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Connecticut Water Company donated materials and labor for the installation of a new, one-inch copper water service as part of ABC’s popular reality show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

Rx for Safe Disposal - Connecticut Water's Rx for Safe disposal event collected 205 gallons of unwanted medication from about 130 individuals.

Lake Shenipsit Turtle "Critter Cam" - Connecticut Water was more than happy to help out with an educational project that involved the National Geographic Society, teenagers from Hartford’s Our Piece of the Pie summer work program and snapping turtles.

Clinton's Adam Stanton House - When Clinton First Selectman Willie Fritz called Connecticut Water asking for help with the historic Adam Stanton House, we were ready to respond to his request.

Enfield Community Garden - Connecticut Water was contacted by the Town to help make an organic community garden in the Thompsonville section a reality.

Fishing and hiking trails at Lake Shenipsit (Ellington, Vernon and Tolland) and hiking at Killingworth Reservoir:

Lake Shenipsit Reservoir Recreation Program

Killingworth Reservoir Hiking Trail

2017 Lake Shenipsit Reservoir fishing derbies: 

Date Time Age
May 20   7 a.m. to noon 3-6, 7-10, and 11-15
June 24   6 a.m. to noon 3-6, 7-10, and 11-15
July 23   Opening to noon  Adults
August 12   7 a.m. to noon 3-6, 7-10, and 11-15
September 10   Opening to noon  Adults

Adult derbies: (bass only) Pizza is provided following the derby and trophies are awarded.

Youth derbies: Donuts provided in the morning. Pizza is provided following the derby and trophies are awarded.

2017 Connecticut Trails Day:

Connecticut Water hosted guided hikes at the Lake Shenipsit and Killingworth Reservoir hiking trails on Saturday, June 3, as part of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association's Connecticut Trails Day. For more information see Connecticut Water's hiking trails see the Lake Shenipsit Reservoir Program and Killingqworth Hiking Trails links above or visit

Connecticut Water Active in the Community

Our employees are active in the community and we support their volunteer and charitable efforts. Employees have organized collections for food and other charities, with our most recent collection for toiletries, clothes and footwear to be donated to the Connecticut Veterans Home in Rocky Hill. If you would like to donate items, view the list of articles needed and drop off donations at any of our work centers and offices through late October.