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Connecticut Water joins third annual Imagine a Day Without Water campaign to raise awareness about the value of water

Makes donation to Puerto Rico relief efforts

CLINTON, Conn., Oct. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Connecticut Water joined water utilities across the nation in recognizing Imagine a Day Without Water campaign, an annual nationwide day of education and advocacy about the value of water.

/EIN News/ -- “Imagine a Day Without Water typically focuses on raising awareness about the role safe drinking water plays in our everyday lives,” stated David C. Benoit, interim president and CEO of Connecticut Water. Each year, people are asked to consider how their lives would be impacted if pure, safe water was not available. Mr. Benoit explained, “This year, tens of thousands of people across Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico saw firsthand what it is like to be without safe drinking water. Right now, an estimated one-third of the people in Puerto Rico do not have access to running water. As a public water utility, we are committed to providing clean, safe water and know what a difference it makes in people’s lives. That’s why we are donating to Puerto Rico relief efforts — to help those who are living, not just imagining, days without clean, safe tap water.”

Connecticut Water and its employees are passionate about delivering a reliable supply of clean, safe drinking water. We invest in water sources, water treatment, distribution system and IT systems so that families and communities served by Connecticut Water have a dependable supply of safe water for good health, sanitation, and public fire protection.

Connecticut Water (NASDAQ: CTWS) is donating $5,000 to United for Puerto Rico (http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/) to help relief efforts and restore water service to those residents.

In Connecticut, Connecticut Water — through its Connecticut public water utility companies, Avon Water Company, Connecticut Water Company and Heritage Village Water Company — serves more than 100,000 customers, or about 325,000 people, in the state of Connecticut.

News media contact:
                    
                    Daniel J. Meaney, APR
                    Director of Corporate Communications
                    860-664-6016
                    dmeaney@ctwater.com

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