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.
Beginning on, or about, October 1, 2022, Connecticut Water will begin installation of a new $1.5 million water main on North Street and South Street in Middlebury. About one-mile of water main will be installed between Middlebury Road (Route 64) and just south of Dwyer Road. The new main replaces the existing circa 1900 pipes along with five fire hydrant replacements along the water main route. The larger water main combined with the new fire hydrants will provide additional fire protection for public safety and improved water quantity and quality to area residents and the Westover School. There will also be an opportunity for neighbors along the route to connect to the new main and become a customer of Connecticut Water.
River flows in the Pomperaug River have hit the third and final trigger in the low-flow operations plan. As called for in the plan, Connecticut Water’s Heritage Village Division, the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition and the Town of Southbury are strongly requesting that the community, including residents, businesses and public agencies in the Pomperaug
River Basin, voluntarily step up their water conservation efforts because of low flows in the river.