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April 2, 2007

Contact: (718/595-3601)

Public Hearings on Proposed Rates and Changes

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT in accordance with Section 1045-j (3) of the Public Authorities Law, public hearings will be held on April 24, 25 and 26, 2007, concerning proposed rates and charges to be effective July 1, 2007, 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”) and concerning changes to certain billing policies to be incorporated into the New York City Water Board’s Rate Schedule effective July 1, 2007. The hearings will be held as follows:

Borough Place Date/Time
Queens

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

Tuesday
April 24, 2007
1:00 PM

Brooklyn

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

Tuesday
April 24, 2007
6:00 PM

Bronx

Herbert H. Lehman College
Carman Hall, Rm. B-34
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468

Wednesday
April 25, 2007
9:30 AM

Staten Island

College of Staten Island
Center for the Arts, Recital Hall
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314

Wednesday
April 25, 2007
6:00 PM

Manhattan

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

Thursday
April 26, 2007
5:30 PM

  1. It is anticipated that there will be a change from currently effective water rates and wastewater charges for services provided during the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2007.
    1. Metered and unmetered water rates will increase by 11.5%.
    2. Wastewater charges will remain at 159% of water charges.
  2. It also is anticipated that changes to an administrative policy will be considered.

    Payment Agreements - The standard terms of a payment agreement as set forth in the Board’s Rate Schedule will be modified reducing the minimum initial down payment to 10% from the currently required 25% and extending the currently specified repayment term from three years to five years.

All members of the public who wish to obtain copies of the Board’s Information Booklet describing the rate proposal, and changes to billing policies and miscellaneous fees and charges, or 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 not later than April 20, 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 at least two days prior to the meeting.

More Information

NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Public Affairs

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

(718) 595-6600