David Carlucci's posts related to Utilities

STATEMENT BY SENATOR CARLUCCI REGARDING THE REVIEW BY THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION INTO UNITED WATER'S DESALINATION PROJECT

“The state Public Service Commission will finally have a real opportunity to reexamine their initial case findings to see if a long-term water supply project is truly needed for Rockland County.  Since the proposed plan began, new information that would impact the county's water supply has been discovered, not to mention that there has never been a comprehensive study done on the cost effectiveness and alternatives to this plan.  While the cost of this project has more than doubled, consumers remain concerned over this project's final price tag. 

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First a Desal Plant, Now a Rate Hike?

Last year, United Water asked for help funding a desalination plant without illustrating a need for the facility. Now the utility company is asking ratepayers for a rate hike while ignoring their own financial and managerial issues.

Rockland residents are already slammed with some of the highest property taxes in the nation while unemployment remains a serious concern throughout the region. Many families have tightened their belts to get through these tough economic times. 

Asking ratepayers to pay an additional 24.5% while United Water continues to NOT take steps towards tightening their own belt is unacceptable. 

Senator Carlucci, AARP & Rocklanders Push to Create First of its Kind Statewide Utility Consumer Advocate

VALLEY COTTAGE- Senator Carlucci stood with statewide members of the AARP, the Rockland Water Coalition and local Rockland homeowners to support the creation of a Utility Consumer Advocate in New York State. Currently ratepayers are left pleading with the Public Service Commission (PSC) to oppose rate increases which are constantly being approved by the Commission.

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