United Water New York, the company that supplies most of Rockland County’s drinking water, has proposed building a desalination plant it calls the Haverstraw Water Supply Project. The plant would pump millions of gallons a day of Hudson River water from Haverstraw Bay, treat it, and then sell the drinking water to Rockland County residents.
Riverkeeper is supporting the Rockland Water Coalition‘s efforts to argue for more public comment, and for funding for independent expert analysis of this project. Concerns about the project include:
People have until April 20 to submit written comments on the draft environmental impact statement. Mailed comments must be postmarked by April 20, and email or fax comments must be received at the DEC by 5 p.m. April 20.
Address comments to:
NYS DEC – Division of Environmental Permits
625 Broadway, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1750
Phone: (518) 402-9167
Fax: (518) 402-9168