for Rockland Water Week comes from more than 20 county restaurants, which
are donating 10 percent of their proceeds to the Rockland Water Coalition’s
opposition to the proposed Hudson River Water Treatment Plant.
During the week of Monday, Sept. 23 through Monday, Sept. 30, each restaurant will pick a day or evening during which they will donate 10% of their profits.
According to George Potanovic of the Rockland Water Coalition the restaurants are supporting the coalition and contributing funds “to ensure that we pursue the most sustainable options to supply clean, safe and affordable drinking water for Rockland County residents and businesses.”
Participating restaurants are located in five communities. They are:
Nyack: Alains French Bistro; Art Café; Café Barcel; Johnny Cakes; Lanterna Tuscan Bistro; Nyack Pour House; Sour Kraut; Spice of India; Temptations; The King And I; Wasabi
Palisades: The Market; Zapata’s
Pearl River: Greenhouse Café; Pearl River Taco & Burrito; Raffaele’s on Central Pizzeria
Piermont: Confetti Ristorante & Vinoteca; Pier 701 on Hudson; Slattery’s Landing
Tappan: Giulo’s Restaurant; Seventy Six House
More information about the restaurants can be found on the Rockland Water Coalition's website, which also indicates the date each is participating. Each will display a Rockland Water Coalition decal in their window.
Funds they raise during Rockland Water Week will help the Rockland Water Coalition hire experts to testify in the public interest on the question of need for more water at the upcoming Public Service Commission public hearings on October 1 at Clarkstown South High School in West Nyack and on October 2 at Haverstraw Elementary School. Both public hearings start at 6 p.m.
Members of the Rockland Water Coalition collected signatures from more than 24,500 Rockland residents opposing United Water's plans to build a Hudson River desalination plant in Haverstraw Bay for the county's drinking water.
The Rockland Water Coalition is asking Rockland County residents and businesses to attend the hearings. To learn more about the hearings and Sustainable Rockland, go to: http://www.SustainableRockland.org or call 845-429-2020.