Bloomberg News story by Jim Polson Nov 13, 2014 3:01 PM ET For more, click HERE.
SUEZ/UNITED WATER TOLD TO SHELVE DESAL PLANS!
In November, Rockland grassroots environmental activists accomplished the impossible, stopping Suez, a multi-national corporation with plans for treating Hudson River water for Rockland County’s drinking water. After years of very hard work by citizens, elected officials, and environmental groups, on November 13 a proposal for an exorbitant and environmentally harmful desalination plant was rejected by the New York State Public Service Commission, which declared: UNITED WATER DIRECTED TO DISCONTINUE PURSUIT OF DESALINATION PLANT: Water Company Told to Explore Other Options for Water Sources.
One senior NYS staffer called the decision "an earthquake."Read More
NY Times Story By JOSEPH BERGER NOV. 13, 2014 For more, click here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/14/nyregion/plan-for-a-desalination-plant-is-halted-by-new-york-state-officials.html?_r=0Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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
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...Read More