Oppose United Water’s proposed desalination plant for Rockland County.
  • Petitioning Commissioner Joseph Martens

This petition will be delivered to:

New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Commissioner Joseph Martens
Consistency Review
New York State Dept. of State Division of Coastal Resources
Governor Andrew Cuomo

Oppose United Water’s proposed desalination plant for Rockland County.

    1. Petition by

      Rockland Water Coalition

      Nyack, NY


I oppose United Water’s proposal for a desalination plant for Rockland County.


United Water’s proposed desalination plant would greatly increase water rates, would promote overdevelopment, would increase our energy use and carbon footprint, and would imperil an irreplaceable ecosystem of the Hudson River.

 I urge Governor Cuomo, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, and the NYS Department of State to:

1.  Oppose an energy-intensive and costly desalination plant in Haverstraw Bay that would be inconsistent with state policies to protect an irreplaceable river habitat.


2.  Support cost-effective, sustainable water policies for Rockland County and the region.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Brenda Toyloy NEWARK, NJ
      • about 2 hours ago

      The United Nations general Assembly voted on July 28th 2010 that water and sanitation services is a BASIC HUMAM RIGHT! 122 Countries Voted YES and 0 NO's; however 41 countries abstained that included the USA. Suez and her subsidiary United Water has a bad reputation all over the world for providing unfit services. They did not make the water and so they should be booted out of the industry.

      • 2 days ago

      Water will be one of our few precious commodities left- let's not mess it up!

    • Helene Santangelo NEW CITY, NY
      • 3 days ago

      This would harm the ecosystem of the Hudson and would raise our water rates. We have other effective means for water in the Hudson Valley that we should use first.

    • Richard Hasbrouck SUFFERN, NY
      • 19 days ago

      save rockland county !!!

    • Thomas DeNoyelles NEW CITY, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      We pay enough for water as it is. Deslination will add more cost to our bills.


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