A Public Forum: Who Benefits from the Proposed Desalination Plant?

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A Public Forum: Who Benefits from the Proposed Desalination Plant? Is United Water’s Desalination Plant Right for Haverstraw? Tuesday, September 21 at 7:30pm The Harbors at Haverstraw Social Hall 1000 Round Pointe Drive (Harbor’s Cafe Building) Sponsored by RenewHaverstraw.

An Opportunity for Residents to come together and decide whether a Desalination Plant is right for Haverstraw Haverstraw, NY – RenewHaverstraw is sponsoring A Public Forum – Who Benefits from the Proposed Desalination Plant, on September 21, 2010 to educate residents and open a dialogue about the Desalination Plant proposed by United Water, a subsidiary of French Corporation Suez Environnement. The proposed plant will have a major impact on residents. This Public Forum is an opportunity for anyone who uses Municipal water, whether they are residents, voters, taxpayers or business owners, to learn about the proposed plant and it’s projected impact. The Forum speakers will include Howard Philips, Haverstraw Town Supervisor, Bob Dillon of the Rockland Water Coalition, and a summary of the US Geological Survey’s 5-year scientific study of Rockland’s water supply. United Water feels that new water supply sources will become necessary to meet future water needs, while opponents of the desalination plant like the Rockland Water Coalition feel that there are better alternatives available. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion of the pros and cons of United Water’s Haverstraw Water Project including projected environmental impact, water rate increases, future water needs, tax increases, and tax income. According to RenewHaverstraw it is vital that the public hears from both sides of the issue so they can make an informed decision and express their opinions to the Town of Haverstraw, which must ultimately approve or turn down United Water’s proposal. A Public Forum – Who Benefits from the Proposed Desalination Plant will be held on Tuesday September 21, 2010 at 7:30 pm at the Harbors at Haverstraw Social Hall located in Haverstraw Village, 1000 Round Pointe Dr. (Harbors Cafe Building). Residents should RSVP by calling (845) 429-1894. About RenewHaverstraw: Formed in March 2009, RenewHaverstraw has become an integral part of Haverstraw’s revitalization and community efforts. Comprised of Haverstraw residents working together for positive change and meaningful improvements, Renew attends Haverstraw Village and Town Board meetings and shares important information gathered with the public. Since its inception, Renew organized and held multiple successful Village cleanups, with volunteers removing rubbish from the Village streets and riverfront. And they are constantly attuned to the issues of Village population density, environment, traffic, housing, and crime, formulating plans and activities that will result in a better quality of life for residents. RenewHaverstraw recognizes that more members make them more effective. A large membership means resident voters, business owners and taxpayers will be informed of Village issues and events, especially proposals and changes that may impact them. Membership in RenewHaverstraw offers residents an opportunity to contribute to the revitalization of Haverstraw and have a strong voice when sharing concerns and needs at Village and Town Board meetings. For more information, please contact SEAN O’MALLEY at 631.896.2511 or RenewHaverstraw@gmail.com # # # — Haverstraw Residents Working Together for a Better Village

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