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United Water’s Proposed Hudson River Desalination Plant The Estimated Annual Cost To Customers

Posted by on Sep 27, 2010 | 1 comment

United Water’s Proposed Hudson River Desalination Plant The Estimated Annual Cost To Customers United Water’s proposal to construct a desalination plant in Haverstraw NY is being promoted as a source of additional property tax revenue for the North Rockland School District and the Town of Haverstraw. However, the average North Rockland United Water customer will likely see an increase in annual water bills of $485, roughly 2.2 times the estimated $221 annual property tax revenue that would accrue to the benefit of the average North Rockland customer / household from property...

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Don't let United Water raise rates to pay for unneeded treatment plant

Posted by on May 5, 2010 | 1 comment

Talk about bad timing, foot-in-mouth disease and blatant greed. A Public Service Commission comment session is scheduled, on Earth Day, to discuss United Water’s request for a 21 percent hike in our Rockland water bills. Much of that is for us to start paying in advance for an added water supply, most likely an unneeded, generally unwanted and environmentally hazardous desalination plant, so that water from the Hudson River can be piped into our drinking glasses. The article was published a day after extensive, road-closing flooding, which occurred amid the heaviest March rainfall on...

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Rockland Water Flier

Posted by on Apr 28, 2010 | 0 comments

Say No to increased water rates! Download the flier to learn about United Water/Suez plans for the desalination plant on the Hudson.RocklandWaterFlier-APRIL2010-FINAL

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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...

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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...

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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...

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