Connecticut Water’s employee led charitable giving team has awarded more than $18,000 in December to food banks and pantries in the communities served by the company. The donations are in addition to more than $100,000 donated to local charitable causes and organizations over the calendar year. All donations are funded by the company and do not come from the water rates paid by customers.
Connecticut Water was recognized with two prestigious awards by the Connecticut Construction Industries Association (CCIA) this month. The company received the CCIA’s Community Service Award for its Shenipsit Lake Reservoir Recreation Program, which provides for a permitted hiking and fishing at the company’s Shenipsit Lake Reservoir, and a Safety Recognition Award for excellence in construction health and safety
Connecticut Water is once again supporting local fire departments and firefighters through a grant program that supports equipment purchases and training. Through the program, Connecticut Water will award up to a total of $15,000 to uniformed volunteer or paid departments in communities served by Connecticut Water to help fund the purchase of slow-close hydrant valves, backflow preventers, isolation valves, water handling equipment or other firefighting tools and educational materials. The maximum grant awarded will be $1,500 per department.
Applications are now being accepted by Connecticut Water Company for School Water Bottle Filling Stations. The company will fund up to a total of $15,000 in water bottle fill stations, which is enough for approximately 10 units across all schools served by Connecticut Water. The program is entirely funded by the company’s shareholders.
Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (CTWS), a wholly owned subsidiary of SJW Group (NYSE: SJW), announced today that Maureen P. Westbrook, president of CTWS and the Connecticut Water Company (CWC), plans to retire on Dec. 31, 2022, and Craig J. Patla, vice president of service delivery, is expected to succeed her as president of CTWS and CWC, effective on Jan. 1, 2023.
Connecticut Water today announced that Michelle Royce Williams has been named vice president of customer service and communications. Michelle has 20 years of experience in communications and customer relations and joined the company’s communications team in 2019. She succeeds Arthur O’Neill, who retired from the company earlier this month after a 47 year career.