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May 11, 1998

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New York City Water Board

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 1045-j(9-a) of the Public Authorities Law, that after public hearings were held on April 22, 23 and 24, 1998, in accordance with the provisions of such law, the New York City Water Board ( the "Board") has, at its meeting held on May 1, 1998, adopted a resolution approving increases in water rates to users of the Water Supply System of the City of New York, including rates charged to users of the system within the City of New York, and rates charged to municipalities and water districts outside of the City, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1998, from those rates currently in effect, and making certain customer service and billing policy changes, as follows:

Effective July 1, 1998, the water rate for all in-City customers, flat-rate and metered, will increase by 4.0 % over the rate in effect in Fiscal Year 1998, and that the wastewater rate will remain at 159% of the applicable water charge.

Effective July 1, 1998, the regulated rate for water provided to municipalities and water districts outside of the City which does not exceed the allowance quantities set forth in Section 24-360 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York will increase to $342.97 per million gallons, and the rate charged for water provided to municipalities and water districts outside of the City which exceeds the allowance quantities of water set forth in Section 24-360 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York will be equal to the in-City metered rate of $1,671.12 per million gallons.

Effective July 1, 1998, the Transition Programs for residential premises with large service lines will be extended to June 30, 1999.

In accordance with Section 1045-j(3) of the Public Authorities Law, after a public hearing held on April 28, 1998, the Board has, at its meeting held on May 1, 1998, adopted a revision in the procedures governing the application for and the granting of Wastewater Allowances, including allowances in respect of air conditioning and/or refrigeration systems, effective May 1, 1998.

Copies of: (1) the New York City Water Board Water and Wastewater Rate Schedule, effective July 1, 1998; (2) the "Blue Book" of Public Information Regarding Water and Wastewater Rates; and (3) a Report on the Cost of Supplying Water to Upstate Customers are available for inspection by the public during regular business hours at the offices of the New York City Water Board, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 8th Floor, Corona, New York 11368.

 

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