New Rockland County Water Task Force

The Rockland County Legislature voted 17-0 on Thursday to approve a resolution signed by County Executive Ed Day that would form a task force to create a water policy. The resolution was sponsored by Legislator Harriet Cornell and Chairman Alden Wolfe, and would potentially prevent the need for a $150 million water treatment plant to be built on the Hudson. At a press conference on Thursday Wolfe announced that the new task force will be an open form of making decisions together, and is the best way to keep water rates down for the county. County Executive Day stated that the idea behind the task force is that residents can become involved in taking control of the supply and demand of water as a natural resource. According to Cornell there is no crisis yet, but the county’s goal is to keep demand low enough that they won’t need to worry about supply. The state Public Service Commission stated last month that United Water can continue to seek permits for the plant but Rockland will not face a serious need for a new water source until 2020, giving opponents time to come up with conservation plans.

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