June 28, 2000
Board: Water Rate Increase for Fiscal Year 2005
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 23, 26 and 27, 2004, in accordance with the provisions of such law,
the New York City Water Board (the “Board”) has, at its meeting
held on May 7, 2004, adopted a resolution approving increases in water
rates to users of the Water Supply and Wastewater System of the City of
New York, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2004, from those rates
currently in effect, and making certain billing policy changes and elaborations,
There will be a change from currently effective water and wastewater
rates for services provided during the fiscal year commencing July
1, 2004. Metered and unmetered water rates will increase by 5.5%,
rounded to the nearest whole penny. In particular the metered rate
will increase from $1.52 to $1.60 per 100 cubic feet. The wastewater
rate will remain at 159% of the applicable water charge.
- There will also be changes to certain billing policies and miscellaneous
fees and charges.
- Multiple Family Conservation Program (MCP) Application Extension:
the deadline for filing an application for the MCP, previously set
forth as 12/31/2004, has been extended by one year to 12/31/2005.
Other billing programs due to expire 06/30/2005 have also been extended
by one year.
- Exceptions to Standard Wastewater Allowances: the approved allowance
percentage is to be rounded to the nearest 5% to facilitate regular
and timely billing to customers.
- Comprehensive Water Reuse Program: the Board has established
a billing program to encourage the reuse of water and wastewater
within newly developed properties. The incentive includes a 25%
reduction in water charges and eligibility for an Exception to the
Standard Wastewater Allowance for properties that meet specific
requirements as set forth in the Board’s Water and Wastewater
- Dishonored Check Charge has been increased from $15 to $20.
- Frontage Charges for Hose Bibs have been modified so that all
hose bibs will incur a fixture charge rather than the prior Board
policy of exempting from fixture charges hose bibs in excess of
one per property.
- Existing Board and Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”)
policies and procedures have been reiterated and elaborated in the
Rate Schedule to provide a more complete source of information to
the Board’s customers including the following:
- Frontage Fixture Charge Adjustments – adjusted
on a prospective basis only from the date the customer notifies
DEP in writing, except for substantiated fixture profiles, which
will be adjusted subject to the complaint filing period.
- Installation, Repair and Maintenance of Meters – DEP
is not responsible for the installation or maintenance of any
meter required to be installed by a customer in order to be
eligible for a reduction in charges pursuant to a Billing Program.
- Part IX, Section 2.D.3 relating to the disposition of interest
for non-meritorious appeals has been modified to exclude frivolous
Copies of the New York City Water Board Water and Wastewater Rate Schedule
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, Flushing, New York 11373.