United Water to host Open House

Both sides of desal debate gearing up for public hearings March 6

United Water will hold an open house at their Haverstraw Water Supply Project’s pilot facility on Saturday, Feb 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local residents are invited, tours will be conducted throughout the day. The location of the facility is at 4 Carol Avenue, West Haverstraw.

United Water said, “The Haverstraw Water Supply Project is a major infrastructure initiative that is critical to the future of Rockland County. Rockland needs this project now because its water demands are expected to outpace the current supply in the near future. Laboratory results show water from the Hudson, after being purified at the pilot facility, is as good as or better than the quality of water that is being delivered to Rocklanders’ taps today.”

Critics of the project will be gathering this evening (Thursday, February 23) at Clarkstown Town Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. to discuss their own research regarding desalination and to prepare for public hearings to be held at Haverstraw Town Hall, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on March 6.