Hearing QA

NO CORPORATE BAILOUT FOR SUEZ/UW!

Suez wants to charge us a $60.3 million down payment
for its failed desalination project!

Let the Governor hear from Rockland on Water Wednesdays!

CURRENT STATUS

ROCKLAND RATEPAYERS HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW!

According to the Rockland County Times, Suez/UWNY’s top executive and two accountants are under investigation for misappropriation of funds and misstatement of revenue, as of September 17.

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 their embattled desal proposal. In the light of these new developments, we call on the governor to halt to the review process for UW’s $60.3 million downpayment on desal. Click here for more.

IMPORTANT NEWS:

PSC staff says United Water plant can wait until 2020

PSC staff recommendation was issued late Thursday, May 22 that United Water's desalination plant will be suspended until at least 2020 because the need does not currently exist for the plant.

BUT THE FIGHT TO STOP THIS PROJECT IS NOT OVER!​ We are still waiting for a final decision.


CROWDS PACK MAY 22 PUBLIC HEARING ON DESALINATION

A capacity crowd attended the Orangetown Public Hearing on the United Water $56.8 million Surcharge Case on Thursday night, May 22.


Click here for Legislator Harriet Cornell's letter to the PSC, asking why Rockland still has not seen a full and transparent explanation of costs, in seven years!

For latest news, click here.

1,600 ROCKLAND RESIDENTS PACK PUBLIC HEARINGS

On October 1 & 2, 2013, huge crowds packed the room at two public hearings on desal, close to 1,000 people the first evening and 600 the second evening. Experts, leading elected officials, and members of the public spoke overwhelmingly against the project, until 2 a.m.

Click here to read more about the hearings: PSC Hears Hours Of Comments On Rockland's Water Supply

TAKE ACTION

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

Rockland County will launch the formal process of determining the future of its water resources with the inaugural meeting Monday [September 29] of a county task force on the issue.

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.


THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE WORK OF THE COALITION AT OUR FUNDRAISER!

Amram, Chapin, Mark & Wall Said No to Desal!

Amram, Chapin, Mark & Wall Said No to Desal!

Our "House Party 4 Water" was a fabulous!

The Rockland Water Coalition has so many people to thank for our successful fundraiser!

The RWC sends a special huge shout of thanks to:

Our superlative musicians who made this house party rock!

A huge thanks to David Amram, Tom Chapin, Michael Mark & Jeremy Wall for their talent, time & great spirit.

Thank you to our hosts Rabia & Paul Nagin, for their generosity in opening their home & hearts to support this cause.

Thank you to our fabulous restaurants, who donated food & drink:

Grape D’Vine, Sweetpea’s Market in Nyack, Alain’s French Bistro, Posa Posa, The ‘76 House, The Market in Palisades, Pie Lady & Son, Temptations, Jacqui’s key lime pie treats!

The contributors to our House Party Gift Basket: A Matter of Health, Massage Therapeutics, Spice of India, and Grape D’Vine.

A huge thank you also to our speakers and to all our volunteers who made the day run so smoothly!

Thank you to all our donors. Please continue to support all of the restaurants & businesses who have contributed to this event.

Help us continue to fight for you! Your donations go entirely to the Rockland Water Coalition to fight United Water's desal proposal and for a sustainable Rockland!​

If you didn’t have a chance to make a contribution to this event, 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.

THANK YOU!

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

Desal Lawn Sign

Beautiful new lawn signs are available!

Email nodesallawnsigns@gmail.com to ask for delivery of a sign to your lawn!

We ask for a $10 donation to cover costs.

SIGN UP NOW for action alerts or to get a beautiful new lawn sign at rocklandwater@gmail.com

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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