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Rockland Grassroots Group To Receive EPA Award

Apr 24, 2015
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The Environmental Protection Agency Friday will honor a grassroots group that combatted a controversial proposed desalination plant in Rockland County.

PSC Decides On United Water's Rockland Project

Nov 13, 2014
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The New York State Public Service Commission Thursday told a water company to halt its pursuit of a desalination plant in Rockland County.

PSC Cuts United Water's Proposed Rate Increase

Jul 8, 2014
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The New York State Public Service Commission has rejected a requested water-rate increase in the Hudson Valley. The PSC also wants a third party to independently review management and operation practices.

PSC Rejects United Water's Requested Rate Increase

Jun 27, 2014
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The New York State Public Service Commission Thursday rejected a requested water-rate increase in the Hudson Valley.

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A report compiled for an opponent of a proposed water supply project in Rockland County, New York says a serious look at alternatives has been missing in the debate. The report’s author says a viable alternative to the more than $120 million project can be brought to the table.

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A Rockland County legislator says he is concerned that United Water New York waited too long to notify customers about a water quality problem over the summer. United Water says the water was safe, and its notification process within the law.

In July, drinking water in Rockland County turned cloudy. In other words, the water was turbid.

PSC Sets New Dates For United Water Public Hearings

Aug 22, 2013
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After many calls to reschedule public hearings regarding Rockland County’s controversial water plans, New York’s Public Service Commission has come up with new dates.

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United Water New York has filed a response to the Public Service Commission’s order for the company to provide information relating to the need for a new water supply source for Rockland County. This comes as United Water has begun preliminary work on a controversial desalination plant.

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The chair of a county legislature in the Hudson Valley says the New York State Public Service Commission has answered her call to reschedule public hearings concerning the continuing need for a new water supply source.

United Water To Respond To PSC Order About Need

Jul 23, 2013
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A number of legislators along with citizens’ and environmental groups are questioning the need for a proposed water supply project in Rockland County. The company behind the proposed project affirms the need is still there, and growing. The state Public Service Commission will decide.  

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The New York State Public Service Commission is revisiting whether the underlying need for water in Rockland County warrants the construction of a major water supply project. 

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ALBANY – State Assemblyman James Skoufis (D-Woodbury) Monday urged the state Public Service Commission to reject a requested rate increase by United Water, the company that provides water to Rockland County.

In a letter to Acting PSC Secretary Jeffrey Cohen, Skoufis said the company is in violation of a water-sharing agreement with New Jersey.

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A Rockland County-based water company wants to raise its rates and impose a surcharge on customer water bills.  A New York state senator opposes both, while water company officials say the increases are needed to cover money already spent.