Posts by merklee

No Desalination for Rockland County

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 | 1 comment

As an Upper Nyack resident, a United Water customer, a Professional Engineer with 15-years experience in the wastewater industry, a member of the Sparkhill Creek Watershed Alliance and as a union member of Laborers International Union of North America, I am strongly opposed to the proposal to construct a desalination plant on Haverstraw Bay. I respectfully urge you to reject the desalination plant proposed by United Water for Rockland County. This proposal is unnecessary, expensive, energy intensive, and needlessly destructive of the environment. It simply does not make sense to site a water...

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United Water New York – Haverstraw Water Supply Project

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 | 0 comments

I am William J. Stein. I live in New City, NY with my wife of 57 years with whom I have raised five daughters who in turn have brought forth five granddaughters and five grandsons. We have been residents of New City since 1959 and have a deep love and respect of our town and county. I am a professional engineer, licensed in the states of New York, New Jersey and others, a graduate of Manhattan College with a bachelors degree in civil engineering, a graduate of Harvard University with a masters degree in environmental engineering, an have been a diplomate of the American Academy of...

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Coalition: “Just Say No” on Haverstraw Desalination Plant

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 | 0 comments

The Rockland Water Coalition wants to thank the many Rockland elected officials who reached out to the NY Department of State Division of Coastal Resources this last week, in order to secure a longer public comment period for review of United Water’s application for the Haverstraw Water Supply Project. We are also writing to ask  Rockland County elected officials to take a stand now on the issue of desalination for Rockland County. As you know, the public comment period for the Dept. of State Division of Coastal Resources was extended to April 20, to coincide with the close of the DEC...

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United Water’s marketing all wet

Posted by on Apr 11, 2012 | 0 comments

NOTE: This letter originally appeared in the March 31, 2012 edition of The Journal News, in slightly different form. Mr. Shanley is mistaken when he writes that there’s a “well-established need for more water” in Rockland County. United Water’s documentation submitted to New York State reads, “Projections of future water demand over the next two decades indicate that within that timeframe, the demand for water will outpace the available supply if no new water supply source is developed.” (Chapter 1, section 1-1, third paragraph)  Our “well-established...

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The Best Alternative To Meet Rockland’s Water Needs

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 | 0 comments

Open letter to the elected representatives of Rockland County/Desalination: http://nanuet.patch.com/articles/the-best-alternative-to-meet-rockland-s-water-needs

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