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Chairman Wolfe Testifies at PSC Hearing on United Water Rate Case

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Recommends PSC Deny Rate Increase New City, NY  (April 24, 2014) – The Chairman of the Rockland County Legislature Alden H. Wolfe testified yesterday at the Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing held at Clarkstown's Felix Festa Middle School and spoke out against the rate increase application by United Water New York, that if approved, would increase ratepayers bills by 24%.   Chairman Wolfe's testimony included reference to the report by the Department of State's Utility Intervention Unit (UIU) that described instances of egregious mismanagement.  Wolfe stated that costly water bills affect the local economy as consumers have less disposable income,…

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Legislator Cornell Testifies Against United Water Proposed Rate Increase

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New City, NY  (April 24, 2014) - Rockland County Legislator Harriet Cornell testified yesterday before the NYS Public Service Commission (PSC) concerning a rate increase application filed by United Water New York.  The hearing was held at Felix Festa Middle School in Clarkstown. Cornell urged the PSC to deny the rate increase and any increases to management salaries or compensation.  Cornell sited mismanagement by the company in failure to file mandatory reports, lack of cost-benefit anyalyses on capital projects, failure to apply for property tax adjustments that would have reduced tax assessments, and poor customer relations.   Cornell pointed out that…

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