Tata & Howard sponsors The Watershed Fund annual fundraiser

Watershed_fundTata & Howard sponsors The Watershed Fund annual fundraiser

Tata & Howard, Inc. is pleased to announce its bronze level sponsorship of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority (RWA) annual golf tournament to support The Watershed Fund. The annual fundraising event, open to RWA employees and their associates, is held at New Haven Country Club in Hamden, Connecticut.

The Watershed Fund recognizes that land use choices are important decisions confronting many towns and individuals across the region. Working in partnership with other entities, the Fund strives to enhance the environment and improve quality of life by protecting drinking water supplies and threatened watershed lands.

For 17 years, RWA’s employee golf tournament has been a major fundraising event and the main source of funding for The Watershed Fund’s Scholarship Program. The educational programs and scholarships supported by The Watershed Fund provide future decision makers with the tools to preserve and protect open space and drinking water supply resources. Since its inception, the program has provided 115 environmental studies students with more than $300,000 in scholarships, with another 18 students receiving over $40,000 in scholarships this year.

“Tata & Howard is honored to contribute to The Watershed Fund Scholarship Program,” said Stephen K. Rupar, P.E., Vice President and Manager of Tata & Howard’s Meriden, Connecticut office. “We are committed to investing in the education of our future environmental leaders, and we are confident they will make significant and innovative contributions to our nation’s environment, including drinking water.”

For additional information on The Watershed Fund, please visit www.thewatershedfund.org.


Stephen K. Rupar joins Tata & Howard

SteveRuparStephen Rupar has joined Tata & Howard as an Associate and Manager of our Meriden, CT office. He brings over 25 years of experience in water utility engineering with expertise in capital improvement program management, capital efficiency improvement, water resource planning, water loss control, hydraulic modeling, and distribution planning and design. Of note, Steve helped develop the first comprehensive underground asset management plan for the 1,700 miles of piping in the distribution system of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority in New Haven, CT.
Steve serves as Trustee for the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Secretary for the South Central CT Water Utility Coordinating Committee. He is a member of the AWWA Water Loss Control Committee.
Steve can be reached at 203-235-5760 or at srupar@tataandhoward.com.