Hearing QA



UNITED WATER WANTS TO RAISE YOUR RATES BY 31%.

Let the governor know how you feel
at the public hearings April 23 & 24.

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CURRENT STATUS

RAMAPO SUPERVISOR ST. LAWRENCE CALLS FOR ROCKLAND PUBLIC CONTROL OF WATER RESOURCES

Come out for important meeting March 13, 8:00 pm, at Ramapo Town Hall. Click here to read more.


Attend St. Lawrence public meeting for Rockland Water Authority on March 13 at 8 pm in Ramapo Town Hall.

Read OUR TOWN article & editorial at link below:

http://www.pageturnpro.com/Our-Town-Newspaper/56471-20140219-Our-Town/index.html#1

NYS PSC questions $56 million United Water expense for proposed desalination plant costs to be paid by Rockland customers. Listen to radio interview.

Our Town editor, Arthur Aldridge, interviews George Potanovic, Jr. of the Rockland Water Coalition and Dan Duthie, attorney representing the Rockland Municipal Consortium against United Water's $56 million surcharge now being reviewed by the NYS Public Service Commission. Will the PSC force Rockland County, NY ratepayers to pay the $56 million expense for United Water's ill-conceived Hudson River desalination plant that experts say is not even necessary?
- Recorded at WRCR Radio on February 17, 2014.

Listen to the WRCR radio interview at: https://vimeo.com/86964917

Read Our Town reporter Anne Pinzow' news article and the Our Town editorial: CLICK HERE


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!

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1,600 ROCKLAND RESIDENTS PACK PUBLIC HEARINGS

On October 1 & 2, 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.

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

TAKE ACTION

YOUR PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW!

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DONATIONS NEEDED NOW TO SUPPORT THIS WORK!

What an extraordinary year this was! Together we were able to achieve something very remarkable: the governor is now seriously rethinking this unaffordable, unsafe, and unnecessary proposal.

After almost SIX years, we are now approaching the critical moment of decision. We are now asking each of you to make an urgently needed contribution to support the work of the Rockland Water Coalition.

Here are TWO WAYS to make your tax deductible donation.

Either way, the donation goes entirely to the Rockland Water Coalition for Rockland’s fight against United Water’s desal proposal.

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.

WATCH FOR OUR UNIQUE EARTH DAY SILENT AUCTION, COMING APRIL 22!

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

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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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