BREAKING: Public Service Commission to examine need for United Water’s proposed new water source

ALBANY – The State Public Services Commission Thursday instituted a proceeding to examine the continuing need for United Water New York’s proposed development of a new water supply source to satisfy Rockland County’s long-term water supply needs.

United Water wants to build a desalination plant on the Hudson River in North Rockland to provide additional water supply. “Our investigation will allow us to account for new information or changed circumstances, and to determine whether continuance of safe and adequate water service in Rockland County requires the development of a major new water supply source,” said PSC Chairman Garry Brown.

The facility would pump water from the river in the Town of Haverstraw, treat it and deliver up to 7.5 million gallons a day or portable water for use by Rockland customers.


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