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.
Sign my petition below to ask the Public Service Commission to NOT APPROVE this rate hike.