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UNITED WATER WANTS TO CHARGE ROCKLAND RESIDENTS $56.8 MILLION FOR THEIR COSTS FOR DESALINATION.

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 | 0 comments

UNITED WATER WANTS TO CHARGE ROCKLAND RESIDENTS $56.8 MILLION FOR THEIR COSTS FOR DESALINATION. That’s before a shovel in the ground and without purchase of the property! This $56.8 million includes UW costs for lobbyists and a non-stop barrage of advertising for years. Click here for Our Town’s article & editorial on UW’s attempt to charge you for these costs! United Water Files Second Rate Request Within Weeks United Water wants to charge us $56.8 million for desalination even before approval. Rockland is about to pay one of the highest water rates in the...

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United Water agrees to $40,000 penalty for improper pesticide use in Lake Deforest Reservoir

Posted by on May 2, 2012 | 1 comment

WEST NYACK — United Water New York has agreed to a civil penalty of $40,000 for improperly applying pesticides to the Lake Deforest Reservoir under the terms of a consent order with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, the agency said today. United Water New York owns and operates the reservoir, a major drinking water supply for thousands of Rockland homes and businesses. State Environmental Conservation Law regulates how and when chemicals and pesticides may be applied to the state’s water bodies. The DEC’s pesticide regulations authorize the application of copper...

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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 Share this:ShareFacebookRedditStumbleUponDiggEmailPrint

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Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee on “The Capitol Pressroom” (Audio)

Posted by on Mar 11, 2012 | 1 comment

Below is an audio extract from “The Capitol Pressroom” on WCNY for March 7, 2012. Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) of Rockland County is angry over an attempt by United Water to use her in its push to build a desalination plant in Haverstraw. http://www.sustainablerockland.org/wp-content/uploads/CapitolPressroom030712.mp3 Share this:ShareFacebookRedditStumbleUponDiggEmailPrint

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