Letters

United Water and Proposed Water Desalination Plant

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Subject: United Water and Proposed Water Desalination Plant March 29, 2012 42 Wilderness Drive Stony Point, New York 10980 New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue Albany, New York 12231 Dear Sir /Madame: The purpose of this letter is to express my opposition to the  United Water proposed water desalination facility along the Hudson River. I have lived in the North Rockland community  for the past fifty one years. I lived in the Village of Haverstraw for 23 of those years, went to High School there and have witnessed  the ebb...

Read More

Letter from Margie Turrin

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 | 0 comments

My training is in ecology and I spend a fair amount of my time working and doing education on and around the Hudson. I want to speak tonight to some of the ecological impacts of the proposed United Water desalination plant. Haverstraw Bay is a unique reach of the Hudson River – here the river is wide its shallow, its slow moving and brackish. This combination of physical characteristics does not appear anywhere else on the Hudson River and provides just the right setting to be highly productive biologically. In fact this reach of the river is well known as the nursery for many anadromous...

Read More

Letter from The Hudson River Fishermen’s Association

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 | 0 comments

The Hudson River Fishermen’s Association Statement for the Hearing United Water Company Proposed Desalination Plant Haverstraw, NY 3/6/2012 The following is a list of ten bad ideas executed on the Hudson River over the past 100 years. Two were stopped before they could materialize. Seven have had immeasurable and devastating effects, and one is being proposed. In each case someone person or well meaning group had to approve to open the valves, switch the switches, and turn a blind eye! Most confused the assimilation of profit with the concept of the common good! Quanta Resources,...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More