IMPORTANT DEADLINE ON PUBLIC COMMENT ON DESALINATION: JULY 30

IMPORTANT DEADLINE ON PUBLIC COMMENT ON DESALINATION: JULY 30

The fight is NOT OVER!

UW is pushing harder than ever, worried they’ll lose their desalination project! If their desalination project is approved, Rockland will pay massive costs for tritiated drinking water while northern NJ gets a free ride, with more of our freshwater. Let the governor and the PSC hear from you one more time, in response to UW’s new report.

DEADLINE IS JULY 30. Send your short response on PSC Case #13-W-0303 today:
secretary@dps.ny.gov AND to gov.cuomo@chamber.state.ny.us

The PSC Staff reports no immediate need for new water supply and recommended giving time to the newly established Rockland County Task Force on Water to implement far less expensive and less harmful alternatives. The PSC Judge also invited requests for investigation of UW conduct.

Now UW wants to railroad through their massively expensive desalination project BEFORE the task force can have time to work out safer, cheaper alternatives. It is outrageous that instead of collaborating with Rockland’s top elected officials, UW wants to head off the actions of the task force.

UW opposes the safer, far less expensive alternatives that would not bring in huge profits for Suez.

Write today to the PSC AND the governor

We call on the PSC for these actions:

  • Move ahead quickly on urgently needed prudence investigation AND a forensic audit. UW seeks to ignore Rockland’s outrage at their massive and entirely undocumented expenses.
  • Support the work of the Task Force to move ahead on far less expensive alternatives with resources, data, funding
  • Remove the recommendation to UW to pursue permits, which entirely undermines the work of task force, while needlessly wasting huge expenditures
  • Work with DEC to expedite review of fair management of Lake DeForest, Lake Tappan, and other freshwater resources.
  • Require UW to accelerate repair of leaking infrastructure
  • Require UW to implement all of the many conservation and efficiency measures that are entirely within its control

IF UW WILL NOT COOPERATE, THEN IT IS TIME FOR ROCKLAND TO CONSIDER PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF OUR WATER RESOURCES.

With 49 inches of annual rainfall, Rockland is the fifth wettest county in New York State. Rockland does not have a water shortage!