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Tell the PSC: Stop United Water’s desalination scheme – Manage water for people, not profits

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rockland_desal_graphic_180Good news! Rockland County is creating a task force that will guide water resource management with local residents – not corporate profits – in mind. Well done, Rockland.

It’s another sign that a grass-roots movement wants sustainable, conservation-minded management – not United Water’s costly and unnecessary proposal for a desalination plant on the Hudson River. Now we need you to take the message to the Public Service Commission: Rockland does not need a desalination plant.

Tell the PSC that Rockland County does not require a new long-term water supply project because:

  • Contrary to corporate projections, demand for water has not increased – in fact, it has decreased;
  • There are easily accessible, affordable and sustainable ways to curb demand;
  • A newly created task force will ensure Rockland County water use stays well below the available supply;
  • Building an expensive, energy-intensive and environmentally damaging desalination plant will irreparably harm the economy and ecosystem of Rockland County.

Comments are due by June 26. Submit your comments to the Public Service Commission here. Or email the Secretary at [email protected]ps.ny.gov. Make your voice heard!

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