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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2016
Contact: Scott Salotto (845) 638-5645

STATEMENT OF ROCKLAND COUNTY EXECUTIVE ED DAY ON PROPOSED SUEZ RATE INCREASE

Without question, this proposed rate hike will unfairly burden residents and businesses in Rockland County. What's most troubling is that nearly half of the proposed increase will go toward recouping monies expended by SUEZ during its push for a Hudson River desalination plant in North Rockland. By allowing the desal process to go forward, the PSC is complicit in driving our water rates even higher. Rubber stamping the request under the auspices of 'There's nothing we can do' or 'It's the cost of doing business' is not satisfactory.

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