Southeastern Connecticut faced drought and growth conditions in the 1960's. Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority ( SCWA ) was created in 1967 by the Connecticut General Assembly in response to these conditions. Our enabling legislation ( Act 381 ) provides many abilities including establishing and implementing long-range programs to meet water supply requirements. SCWA'S Mission Statement: The Southeastern Connecticut Water Authority is a statutorily mandated non-profit agency charged with the planning, coordination and development of potable water sources and delivery systems to adequately serve all the communities of Southeastern Connecticut. The Authority endeavors to work with municipalities, the Regional Planning Agency, tribal nations, and private water companies to periodically assist in updating the regional water supply plan to address future needs, and to provide recommendations for source and delivery system actions related to said needs. SCWA's Vision Statement: A regional resource to the communities of Southeastern Connecticut for the planning, development and management of public drinking water. A facilitator of safe and reliable sources of potable water for the region. A reliable provider of quality water to a broad range of SCWA customers. The Authority is a seven member board, appointed by the Representative Advisory Board, comprised of two members from each of the 21 municipalities and boroughs in Southeastern Connecticut. The Representative Advisory Board, in addition to appointing members, annually audits the financial records of the Authority. It also holds public hearings on proposed changes in rates. Within the Representative Advisory Board, there are several standing committees including Finance, Legislative, and Customer Appeals. The Customer Appeals Committee's purpose is to resolve misunderstandings between the Authority and its customers. Your municipality's Representative Advisory Board members are your direct representatives. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled Authority Board meetings. They are held approximately every third Monday at 5: 15 PM at 1649 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT. The meeting schedule for 2010 is January 11, February 1, February 22, March 15, April 5, April 26, May 17, June 7, June 28, July 19, August 9, August 30, September 20, October 18, November 8, November 29 and December 20. Additional information on meeting dates and times can be obtained by contacting SCWA customer service.