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​MAJOR VICTORY FOR ROCKLAND!
PSC REJECTS SUEZ DESAL PLANS.
ROCKLAND COUNTY MOVES AHEAD WITH WATER CONSERVATION.

Click here for more information
on the PSC decision.

Click here for information
about Suez’s new rate & policy case.

CURRENT STATUS

SUEZ FILES FOR $54 M SURCHARGE

Click here for information about Suez’s request for $54 million for their failed desalination project and for policy plans in this new filing.


PSC ORDERS SUEZ TO KILL DESALINATION PLANT

Click HERE for The Journal News story


GROUNDBREAKING REPORT FROM NATIONALLY RENOWNED EXPERT

Suez withdraws from county task force. Click HERE for Our Town editorial on Suez actions.


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

EARTH DAY PROGRAM
Co-sponsored by Rockland Sierra Club & the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt

THE REMARKABLE STORY OF ROCKLAND’S WATER VICTORY & WHAT WE NEED TO DO NEXT!

Speakers:  Laurie Seeman, Outdoor Educator, and Margie Turrin, Hudson River Ecologist & Educator

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 7:00  PM
Dominican College
496 Western Highway
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Lavelle Entrance to Convent of St. Dominic. Parking available at parking lot in front of Dominican College on Western Highway.

This December, Rockland environmental advocates  won a major victory for Rockland residents, and for the environment when the NYS Public Service Commission listened and then ruled to abandon a proposal from Suez (formerly United Water) for a desalination plant that would have drawn water from the Hudson River 3.5 miles downstream from Indian Point nuclear power plant for Rockland’s  drinking water.

The desalination plant would have been highly energy intensive, massively expensive, unnecessary, sited in irreplaceable river habitat, and in close proximity to an aging, leaking nuclear power plant.

Now we in Rockland County have the opportunity to create a new water policy that can be a model for the northeast. What would such a  policy look like? And what can the public do to help?

We’ll also take a step back to understand Rockland’s water issues in the larger context of the of our fresh water sources, climate change impacts,  and the need to manage our precious water resources more sustainably.

It will take the whole community to reshape basic habits and thinking.  As we learn to be water smart for Rockland, we are building a stronger, more resilient community too.

This is a fast growing issue that affects every one of us.
 
Come learn about your water and your community !


Here are TWO WAYS to make a tax-deductible donation to the work of the Rockland Water Coalition, as we head into the next phase of working for a sustainable water management plan:

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

2. Checks can be made payable to Sierra Club Foundation with "stop desal" in the memo line 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

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.