Posts by Martyn

Our Town Editorial – Water resources: Wistful thinking won’t replace a plan

Posted by on Jan 11, 2011 | 0 comments

This week’s issue of OUR TOWN has a wonderful editorial and cartoon about the lack of any coherent or coordinated water conservation and management plan or policy in Rockland County. It mentions that while individual agencies ie; Sewer Commission, Drainage Agency. etc. oversee aspects of water use, that  “absent any official directive or oversight, policy decisions are made by default or not at all.” The editorial challenges the County of Rockland to start getting really serious about developing a sustainable water policy that emphasizes very reasonable and necessary water...

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United Water’s Proposed Hudson River Desalination Plant The Estimated Annual Cost To Customers

Posted by on Sep 27, 2010 | 1 comment

United Water’s Proposed Hudson River Desalination Plant The Estimated Annual Cost To Customers United Water’s proposal to construct a desalination plant in Haverstraw NY is being promoted as a source of additional property tax revenue for the North Rockland School District and the Town of Haverstraw. However, the average North Rockland United Water customer will likely see an increase in annual water bills of $485, roughly 2.2 times the estimated $221 annual property tax revenue that would accrue to the benefit of the average North Rockland customer / household from property...

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

Posted by on Sep 21, 2010 | 0 comments

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...

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Don't let United Water raise rates to pay for unneeded treatment plant

Posted by on May 5, 2010 | 1 comment

Talk about bad timing, foot-in-mouth disease and blatant greed. A Public Service Commission comment session is scheduled, on Earth Day, to discuss United Water’s request for a 21 percent hike in our Rockland water bills. Much of that is for us to start paying in advance for an added water supply, most likely an unneeded, generally unwanted and environmentally hazardous desalination plant, so that water from the Hudson River can be piped into our drinking glasses. The article was published a day after extensive, road-closing flooding, which occurred amid the heaviest March rainfall on...

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Rockland Water Flier

Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 | 0 comments

Say No to increased water rates! Download the flier to learn about United Water/Suez plans for the desalination plant on the Hudson.RocklandWaterFlier-APRIL2010-FINAL

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