North Shore ratepayers want to see New York American Water gone

By Mike Conn with the Long Island Herald

Originally published in The Long Island Herald

More than 100 residents of Sea Cliff, Glen Head and surrounding areas focused on options to oust New York American Water from the community at an Aug. 28 town hall at North Shore High School. At the same time, many attendees complained about their disproportionately high water bills.

According to a recent report by Citizens Campaign for the Environment, residents of the North Shore Water District — which includes Sea Cliff, Glen Head, Glenwood Landing and parts of Glen Cove, Roslyn Harbor and Old Brookville — pay more for water than any other district on Long Island. This is largely due to NYAW’s privatization of the area’s water, which was the main focus of residents’ ire at the meeting.

Among the panelists were Sea Cliff Mayor Edward Lieberman, Village Administrator Bruce Kennedy, State Sen. Jim Gaughran and Glen Head resident Agatha Nadel, who heads North Shore Concerned Citizens, a group of volunteers fighting NYAW.

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