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Here members of the media and other interested parties can find timely, accurate information regarding our company and our project. Our goal is clarity, in our communications as well as our water.

  • 08-19-2013
    United Water’s Response to the PSC Confirms Rockland’s Need For a New Long-Term Water Supply

    United Water New York has filed a 53-page report with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) that confirms Rockland County’s continuing need

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  • 07-03-2013
    United Water New York today filed an application with the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) requesting a $12 per month increase in water rates on an average customer’s bill.

    Infrastructure investments and taxes drive request

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  • 06-28-2013
    United Water's watershed recreation program is now open for customers interested in fishing, hiking and birding on the company's property.

    Watershed recreation participants will have access to Lake DeForest and Lake Tappan reservoirs in New York as well as the Oradell Reservoir and Woodcliff Lake Reservoir

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  • 06-24-2013
    Michael J. Pointing, vice president and general manager of the United Water New York Division, announced two promotions

    “Chris (Graziano) and Lynda (DiMenna) have demonstrated that they have the talent to take on the challenges that lie ahead,”

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  • 06-17-2013
    Seamus “Shea” Lombardo, a Nanuet Senior High School senior, recently received a scholarship

    The $2,500 award was presented by Michael Pointing, vice president and general manager of United Water New York.

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  • 06-17-2013
    United Water announced today that the company’s Annual Water Quality Report is available.

    The report details the quality of drinking water provided to customers during 2012. Printed copies of the report were mailed to customers in May.

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  • 06-14-2013
    United Water New York Files For Surcharge Related To Long Term Water Supply Project

    Average Residential Bill Would Increase $4.96 Per Month Over The Next Year If Granted In Full

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  • 06-06-2013
    International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 Urges Approval of Haverstraw Water Supply Project

    Union Emphasizes That Rockland Jobs, Economy Hang in Balance

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  • 06-03-2013
    State, County Farm Bureaus Endorse Haverstraw Water Supply Project

    Farm Bureau Endorses Critical Water Supply Project to Preserve Affordable, Sustainable Supply and Local Farming

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  • 06-03-2013
    Laborers Local 754 Endorses Haverstraw Water Supply Project

    Union Cites Tappan Zee Bridge, Jobs as Reasons for Support

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  • 05-15-2013
    Rockland County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Reaffirms Need For Added Water Capacity

    First Responders Stress Need for Additional Water Supply to Maintain Public Safety

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  • 05-6-2013
    International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 363 Join in Support for Haverstraw Water Supply Project

    The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 363 today announced their support for the Haverstraw Water Supply Project

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  • 04-30-2013
    The Business Council of New York State Announces Support for Haverstraw Water Supply Project

    Support Continues To Grow For Project That Will Help Ensure Rockland County Has A Reliable, Long-Term Water Supply

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  • 04-28-2013
    New York State Senator Bill Larkin, et. al., Endorse Haverstraw Water Supply Project

    These endorsements represent an estimated 189,000 individual members from across Rockland County and the Hudson Valley who support the approval and construction of the water project.

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  • 06-28-2012
    United Water Issues Report on Drinking Water Quality

    Meets or Surpasses All Safe Drinking Water Standards
    United Water customers were recently mailed an Annual Water Quality Report.

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  • 06-13-2012
    United Water Launches ET Lawn Watering Program

    United Water New York has launched its 2012 ET lawn watering program designed to help customers use less water to grow a healthy, green lawn. The ET program--short for EvapoTranspiration--takes the guess work out of lawn watering.

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  • 06-8-2012
    United Water Foundation Awards Grant to Meals on Wheels Programs of Rockland

    United Water announced that Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland has been awarded a $16,900 grant from the United Water Foundation. The funds will go towards subsidized meals for the Homebound Meal Delivery Service.

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  • 05-30-2012
    United Water and NAWC Award Scholarships to Rockland Students

    Three Rockland County high school seniors recently received scholarships from the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)—NY Chapter. The $2,500 awards were presented by Michael Pointing, vice president and general manager of United Water New York.

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  • 05-15-2012
    United Water to Host Open House at Haverstraw Water Supply Project

    United Water New York announced it will host an open house for local residents to visit and tour the Haverstraw Water Supply Project pilot facility. Refreshments will be available as well as activities for children. Customers are invited to attend the open house to learn how this facility will help provide clean water to Rockland residents for generations to come.

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  • 01-18-2012
    United Water Receives Draft Permits for Haverstraw Water Supply Project

    United Water New York officials announced today that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has issued draft permits for the Haverstraw Water Supply Project. The state’s lead agency issued the draft environmental permits after deeming the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) complete and ready for public review.

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  • 09-06-2011
    United Water Haverstraw Water Supply Project Getting Good Results With Pilot Project

    For a little less than a year, United Water has had a pilot project in West Haverstraw, where water from the Hudson River is being tested, treated and tested again to see if the Hudson River could be used as a longterm water source in Rockland County.

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  • 08-22-2011
    Habitat report stirs concerns for Haverstraw Bay

    NEW CITY — A new state report on the Hudson River's fish and wildlife habitats states that certain activities would significantly impair Haverstraw Bay, considered the aquatic nursery of the historic waterway.

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  • 08-04-2011
    Many benefits from Hudson water plant

    Re "Hudson offers reliable, proven source of water," July 25 In Reply: I am encouraged by the results of water quality tests that United Water has been conducting at its Haverstraw pilot facility.

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  • 07-25-2011
    Hudson offers reliable, proven source of water

    Re "In Rockland, water's in all the wrong places," July 2 Community View:

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  • 12-02-2010
    United Water Opens Pilot Facility to test Hudson for Drinking Water

    A steady increase in the population of Rockland has lead to a growing demand for a greater water supply within the county.

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  • 11-24-2010
    UNITED WATER BEGINS TESTS ON USING WATER FROM HUDSON RIVER

    Plant in West Haverstraw opens to examine best methods of treating river water for use as drinking water.

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  • 11-24-2010
    United Water opens Hudson desalination test plant in West Haverstraw

    WEST HAVERSTRAW — United Water New York dedicated its pilot testing plant Tuesday, and with it, launched into a detailed review of the best ways to purify Hudson River water before serving it to customers.

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  • 11-24-2010
    United Water begins Hudson River desalinization testing

    WEST HAVERSTRAW – Under state and local order to find additional sources of drinking water for Rockland County, United Water Tuesday began its testing at a pilot project in West Haverstraw.

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  • 09-16-2010
    United Water Reaches Agreement With United States Gypsum Company To Use Property For Haverstraw Water Supply Project

    WEST NYACK- United Water officials announced yesterday that the company has reached an agreement with United States Gypsum Company, a subsidiary of USG Corporation, to lease property along the Hudson River.

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  • 05-25-2010
    Water Solutions for Rockland being Dsicussed

    Rockland County and the water company United Water are still working out a 21st Century plan to get water to county residents.

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  • 04-24-2010
    Summer use called top threat to Rockland water supply

    MAHWAH, N.J. — A five-year study by the U.S. Geological Survey has yielded results that could assist those working to ensure an adequate drinking-water supply in Rockland.

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  • 03-30-2010
    DeForest can't meet area's water needs

    Re "United Water needs to manage supply, not tap Hudson," a Feb. 7 Community View:

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  • 02-17-2010
    United Water plant will boost tax base

    Taxpayers in the Northern Rockland School District are still reeling from the devastating impact of Mirant Corp.'s decision to close the Lovett plant in Stony Point, which slashed the district's tax revenues by some $11 million and forced the elimination of 120 jobs. Now Mirant wants a 94 percent reduction in taxes it pays on the Bowline power plant in Haverstraw, a move that could cut its school taxes to about $780,000 from $12.8 million, while slashing town revenues to about $180,000 from $3 million.

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  • 02-11-2010
    Study is a laurel for Indian Point

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's report about strontium 90 levels in Hudson River fish showing "no measureable difference" between the vicinity of Indian Point and other regions of the river unaffected by Indian Point confirms what many previous studies have said.

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  • 01-14-2010
    United Water Spokesman Calls Food & Water Watch Report "Propaganda"

    The activist group Food & Water Watch released a report on January 12 intended to gather resistance to United Water's planned desalination plant in Haverstraw.

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  • 01-11-2010
    Water plant's plan has utility, critics busy

    NEW CITY — As United Water New York prepares its final environmental studies on a proposed Hudson River water treatment
    plant, both the company and the plant's opponents are stepping up their campaigns to get public and government support.

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  • 12-14-2009
    Hudson can help solve Rockland's water woes

    There is no doubt that Rockland County needs to add to its current water supply. A population that has grown 15 percent since 1980 to about 300,000 people now tests the limits of our current supply and potentially threatens the health and safety of our residents. If Rockland does not have an adequate supply of water, system pressure that is necessary to maintain quality drinking water and help suppress fires when they occur could be severely compromised.

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  • 09-21-2009
    Concerns misplaced on proposed water treatment project

    Clarkstown Councilwoman Shirley Lasker's Aug. 26 Community View, "Hudson River water plant will sprout overdevelopment, higher costs," strikes a needlessly alarmist tone and contains a number of inaccuracies. United Water New York is seeking to build a water treatment plant in Haverstraw that will meet Rockland's growing water supply needs in a safe, environmentally sensitive and cost-effective way.

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  • 08-26-2009
    Our Town. Response to Martin Ryan on water management

    Martyn Ryan raises some interesting points in his Aug. 5 letter headlined "Which is it... water management or the lack thereof?"

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  • 08-26-2009
    Hudson plant resilient, environmentally friendly

    George Neumann, in his Aug. 17 letter, claims that Ambrey Pond "is the logical solution to Rockland's water problem." However, when weighed against United Water's proposed Haverstraw Water Supply project, Ambrey falls short in almost every instance.

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  • 08-17-2009
    Company renting facility to conduct Hudson River tests

    GARNERVILLE With a Dec. 31 deadline fast approaching, United Water New York has decided to lease space so it can launch a pilot testing program in hopes of eventually building a Hudson River water treatment plant.

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  • 08-11-2009
    Water conservation won't do it alone

    While attending a recent Rockland Business Association meeting I saw an interesting presentation by United Water about the growing challenge of meeting Rockland's rising demand for water and the company's plans to increase supplies in the future.

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  • 07-24-2009
    The Hudson River by the glassful

    Other communities farther upstream have been drawing from the river for drinking water for decades and the astronauts are drinking the unthinkable on the International Space Station without complaint, perhaps because no one can hear you scream in outer space. Now, waterneedy Rockland County, like the astronauts and its upstream cousins, has turned its eyes to the liquid that’s available.

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  • 07-22-2009
    Students Learn About Water Conservation at North Garnerville Elementary School

    According to a publicity release, United Water started its third year of presentations on the water cycle and water conservation to students in Rockland County. Water is a precious commodity that is often taken for granted and these visitations help the young students understand where water comes from and why it is important to use this limited resource wisely.

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  • 07-11-2009
    Haverstraw water project best choice for Rockland's future

    As early as the 1960s, the predecessor to United Water New York identified the need for a new source of drinking water to meet the projected population growth anticipated in Rockland County. These earlier studies considered the development of a 2-billion-gallon reservoir in the Town of Stony Point, known as the Ambrey Pond. As conditions changed, the project was put on hold, with the possibility we would return to it at some later date.

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  • 06-30-2009
    United Water Receives Final Scoping Document for Haverstraw Water Supply Project

    Company Acknowledges Department of Environmental Conservation for Thorough Consideration of Public Comments; Preparation for Revised DEIS Underway.

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