Posts by Martyn

Not Worth Its Salt

Posted by on Jan 13, 2010 | 2 comments

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/press/releases/proposed-rockland-county-desalination-plant-a-boon-for-united-water-new-york-a-bust-for-area-water-customers20100112 Proposed Rockland County Desalination Plant a Boon for United Water New York, a Bust for Area Water Customers 2010-01-12 Contact: Kate Fried, Food & Water Watch, (202) 683-2500 Proposed Rockland County Desalination Plant a Boon for United Water New York, a Bust for Area Water Customers Washington, D.C.—The Haverstraw Water Supply Project, a proposed desalination plant in Rockland County, New York, could generate as much as...

Read More

Clarkstown to Review Desalination of Hudson River Water!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2010 | 0 comments

Are you concerned about United Water’s proposal for Rockland County residents to drink water from the Hudson River?  On Tuesday, January 12, 7:30 p.m., the Clarkstown Town Board will host a town board workshop on United Water’s proposal to desalinate and treat water from the Hudson River for Rockland’s drinking water.  There will be a presentation by United Water on the desalination proposal, with time for public comment following the United Water presentation.  It’s important for the public to voice concerns about this controversial plan, which raises health...

Read More

Ramapo Town Board and Stony Point Town Board oppose Desalination

Posted by on Nov 13, 2009 | 1 comment

The Ramapo Town Board passed a resolution in opposition to the propsoed Suez/United Water desalination plant in Haverstraw Bay. See attached document for details of the resolution. Ramapo Desalination Resolution The Stony Point Town Board also passed a resolution calling for a full review of alternative water supplies including consevration and a review of the s and proximity of the proposed desalination plant to Indian Point before proceeding with any further reviews of this facility. Stony Point Desalination Resolution   Please contact your Supervisor and Town Board and thank them for this...

Read More

How much water do I use? Take the challenge!

Posted by on Nov 4, 2009 | 0 comments

Calculating how much water we use can be difficult! Firstly we tend to only get a bill every 3 months so it is hard to remember the last water bill you got. Also given all the bills we get – tv, phone, electric & gas, insurance – they can all seem like a blur.  Bringing our water use into focus can have many benefits – reduced costs, less water waste to be treated at our sewer plants and reduction in the need to implement new water source infrastructure spending.  Often we tend to think that we can’t control any of this – but each of us acting together can have a significant...

Read More

Rockland County Executive Debate

Posted by on Oct 12, 2009 | 0 comments

The following are links to the seven part coverage of the Rockland County Executive candidates debate held at Clarkstown Town Hall-New City, NY. on October 8, 2009 The event was sponsored by the Rockland Coalition for Sustainable Water. The event was attended by a capacity crowd. Part 1 Rockland County Executive debate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt3gjHOBi3M Part 2 Rockland County Executive debate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugykNn97ON8 Part 3 Rockland County Executive debate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MthBQ3jm-sE Part 4 Rockland County Executive...

Read More