Groundbreaking Report Concludes: Desalination Unnecessary

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 | 0 comments

SUEZ/UNITED WATER RESPONSE: COMPANY ASKS FOR FINAL DESAL DECISION For years, the Rockland Water Coalition has battled a proposal by Suez/United Water to construct a desalination plant for Rockland. Rockland residents overwhelming opposed the project, which would have drawn drinking water from the Hudson River 3.5 miles downstream from Indian Point, a leaking nuclear power plant. The desalination plant would have driven up water rates steeply. More than 30 local, regional and national groups joined together to fight against the project, which would have been sited in irreplaceable habitat,...

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This Is What Water Democracy Looks Like!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 | 1 comment

This Is What Water Democracy Looks Like! A quiet little sustainability experiment is showing astonishing results, here in New York’s iconic Hudson River Valley. Communities are flexing their muscles and taking control of their drinking water supplies — instead of just letting outside interests call the shots on how to manage local water resources… Click here for...

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Plan for a Desalination Plant Is Halted by New York State Officials

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 | 0 comments

NY Times Story By JOSEPH BERGER NOV. 13, 2014 For more, click here:

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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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