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November 26, 2007

Contact: (718/595-3601)


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT in accordance with Section 1045-j (3) of the Public Authorities Law, public hearings will be held on December 13 and 14, 2007, concerning proposed rates and charges to be effective January 1, 2008, for the use of, or services furnished, rendered or made available by the Water and Wastewater System of the City of New York (the "System").  The hearings will be held as follows:



Thursday, December 13, 2007, 9:00 AM

Herbert H. Lehman College
Carman Hall, Room B34
290 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468


Thursday, December 13, 2007, 1:00 PM

Department of Environmental Protection
Lecture Room, 6th Floor
59-17 Junction Boulevard
Flushing, NY  11373


Thursday, December 13, 2007, 6:00 PM

St. John’s University - Manhattan
Saval Auditorium
101 Murray Street
New York, NY  10007

Staten Island

Friday, December 14, 2007, 9:00 AM

College of Staten Island
Center for the Arts, Room 1P-116E
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314


Friday, December 14, 2007, 2:00 PM

Brooklyn College
Student Center - Alumni Lounge
(opposite Whitehead Hall)
East 27th Street and Campus Road
Brooklyn, NY 11210



It is anticipated that there will be a change from currently effective water rates and wastewater charges for services provided by the System, to be effective commencing January 1, 2008.

(1)   Metered and unmetered water rates will increase by an amount not to exceed 18%.

(2)   Wastewater charges will remain at 159% of water charges.

(3)   The rate for water supply provided to users outside the City that is in excess of the allowance quantities set forth in Section 24-360 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York will be continued at a level equal to the in-City metered rate which will be increased by an amount not to exceed 18% in accordance with (1) above.


All members of the public who wish to testify at a hearing should contact Kevin Kunkle, New York City Water Board, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 8th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, Telephone (718) 595-3601, email:, not later than December 11, 2007. Oral testimony will be limited to five (5) minutes duration.  A copy of any prepared or written statement may be submitted to the Water Board at the above address by the close of business December 14, 2007.

More Information

NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Public Affairs

59-17 Junction Boulevard
19th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

(718) 595-6600