Rockland County Task Force on Water Resources Management


Rockland County Task Force on Water Resources Management's mission is to develop a County Water Plan that ensures a safe, long-term water supply for Rockland County that incorporates sustainability, demand-side principles and conservation. It shall assemble, examine, and investigate relevant data, further County goals regarding protection of floodplains, woodlands, and wetlands, increasing groundwater supply, reducing storm water runoff, and preventing flood damages to residents and businesses. The Task Force shall also develop education and outreach programs, seek funding opportunities, and report its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the Legislative and Executive branches of County government.

Task Force Chairwoman: Leg. Harriet Cornell
Task Force on Coordinator: Patricie Drake, Esq.

Get the Facts About Your Drinking Water

Chemicals used in everyday tasks, found in everyday items, and detected in drinking water across Rockland County, now exceed newly established state contamination limits. There is evidence that exposure to these chemicals can lead to adverse human health effects.

Learn more about PFOAs and PFOSs – what they are, where they are found and used, and how to protect your family's health. Listen to a range of speakers dealing daily with these issues.

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Final Rockland County Water Conservation Plan

Rockland County Water Task Force completed the County Conservation Plan (the "Plan") and presented it to the Task Force in a public meeting on February 19, 2020. Subsequently, it was presented to and accepted by the County Legislature on March 3, 2020, in resolution 97 of 2020. The resolution was later signed by the County Executive, acknowledging and accepting the county-wide Conservation Plan.
Rockland County Water Conservation Plan 2020