Legislator Day Requests Discussion Concerning UWNY Water Quality Incidents in July

New City, NY (September 4, 2013) – Rockland County Legislator Ed Day (New City-Pomona) has requested a committee discussion concerning several incidents relating to water quality that occurred at United Water New York’s Lake DeForest Treatment Plant at various times during the month of July and the subsequent failure by the utility to provide timely […]


Dear Editor, United Water New York is run by a foreign enterprise consistently putting profits above customer health. Aliases of recent vintage include “Suez” and “Gaz de France.” But hold aside the security question of off-shore control of our drinking-water supply. United Water’s August 16 mailed notice arrived on the 26. It indicates that my […]

United Water rate hike elicits strong responses from officials, activists

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Haverstraw – United Water’s recent decision to apply for a surcharge with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) before its proposed Haverstraw desalination project has even been approved has elicited strong reactions from local organizations and elected officials for a move many regard to be premature. United Water New York […]

United Water Applies for Desal-Related Rate Hike

United Water has officially requested from the state permission to impose a $5 per month surcharge to pay for the first phase of the desalination project. See United Water’s press release:    WEST NYACK, NY, June 14, 2013 – United Water New York announced today that it filed a petition to the New York State Public Service […]

Commentary on Desal Plant Progress and Prospect of Issues Conference

Commentary on Desal Plant Progress and Prospect of Issues Conference

By Michael Pointing, vice president and general manager of United Water New York I am compelled to respond to recent calls for the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to hold an issues conference for United Water’s Haverstraw Water Supply Project (HWSP). Rockland needs more water—and soon. In 2006, because of a history of […]