Sometimes the little guy wins!

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: JULY 6!

​United Water wants to charge Rockland customers $49 million for its failed desalination project! Tell the PSC it’s time for a full audit!

Click here for how to comment

CURRENT STATUS

Rockland Water Coalition wins highest EPA honor in the nation!


Sometimes the little guy wins!


NEW WATER TASK FORCE starts planning ROCKLAND'S 'water future'

The 19-member Task Force on Water Resources Management is charged with developing a comprehensive water policy "to ensure a safe, cost-effective, long-term water supply for Rockland County that incorporates sustainability, demand-side principles and conservation," officials said.

TO READ MORE ABOUT THE TASK FORCE, CLICK HERE.


SUEZ/UNITED WATER TOLD TO SHELVE DESAL PLANS!

Click HERE for NY Times and Bloomberg News coverage!

Grassroots environmental activists accomplished the impossible, stopping Suez, a multi-national corporation with plans for treating Hudson River water for Rockland County's drinking water.

One senior NYS staffer called the decision "an earthquake." Read more


ROCKLAND RATEPAYERS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW!

Suez/United Water NY's top executive and two high level accountants are under investigation by the company for misstatement of revenue, according to filings by the company to the PSC.

Rockland ratepayers have a right to information about the circumstances under which Michael Pointing left. This "change in personnel" raises red flags about all of the information submitted by UW in its embattled desal proposal.

TAKE ACTION

ROCKLAND WATER COALITION TALENT SHOW NEEDS YOUR TALENTS!​

Show your hidden talent!
Strut your stuff!

Jacqui Drechsler, who puts the "fun" into "fundraising," is planning another great event to raise money for the Rockland Water Coalition to help the Task Force craft a model sustainable water policy.

The "Rockland's Got Talent Revue" is coming later this year.

We need musicians, dancers, storytellers, magicians, comedians, ventriloquists, or any kind of entertainers to delight our audience for 3-5 minutes each.

Please consider donating your talent to this seriously fun event. Contact rocklandsgottalent@gmail.com ASAP for further information.

We need the Task Force to succeed or desal will be right back on the table again!


YOUR HELP IS STILL NEEDED!

​Please take a few minutes to make a donation to help us retain our experts so that we can FINISH THE JOB!​

Now we are entering a new phase in our journey, to begin the exciting work of shaping something quite new: a water policy that will be right for our environment and right for Rockland County. We have stopped this unaffordable and unsafe desal plant for now--but we continue to need your help in this critical next phase.

The experts hired by the Rockland Water Coalition have been critical to our fight, and they cost money.

Please donate now to help the Coalition retain experts to advise us as we help to develop the best plan for Rockland residents. It is critical that we succeed in this work. If not, Suez/united Water will be back in, with a massively expensive and environmentally harmful desalination plant.

We hope you will take a few minutes to generously support this work, which helps to protect our drinking water, our local economy, and our environment. Please consider a tax-deductible gift. It has been the support of citizens like you that has brought us to this point, and we can finish this fight for good with your help!


Here are TWO WAYS to make your tax deductible donation:

1. You can donate online at
www.nodesal.com (upper right hand corner)

2. Checks can be made payable to Sierra Club Foundation and mailed to Sierra Club Foundation, PO Box 792, Pearl River, NY 10965.

For questions or further information about donations, contact George Klein, Rockland Water Coalition's Fundraising Chair, at (914) 772-3916.

THANK YOU!

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

Desal Lawn Sign

July 6 deadline for public comment on Suez/United Water’s $49 million surcharge.

CLICK HERE FOR A TEMPLATE LETTER & LONGER TALKING POINTS.

We strongly encourage you to write individually to the PSC.


Sign our petition to Governor Cuomo. Click here to sign

Get in touch at: rocklandwater@gmail.com.

Click here for a printable petition form. You can help by collecting signatures.

What's wrong with desalination?

  • • Desal "water tax" on top of 18% increases in county taxes.
  • • Water drawn 3.5 miles downstream from Indian Point nuclear plant
  • • Impacts on irreplaceable river habitat
  • • Increased flooding
  • • Greater vulnerability to future storms
  • • More flooding
  • • High energy use & carbon footprint
  • • NOT NECESSARY! We have safer, cheaper water sources!
Haverstraw Bay

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Get in touch with our Press Person, George Potanovic, at rocklandwater@gmail.com.