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June 28, 1999

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Water Board: Discontinuance of Water Supply and/or Sewer Service Due to Nonpayment

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 1045-h(8) and 1045-j(5) of the New York Public Authorities Law, that after a public hearing held on June 17, 1999, in accordance with the provisions of such law, the New York City Water Board (the "Board") has, at its meeting held on June 22, 1999, adopted a resolution providing for the following provision governing the discontinuance of water supply and/or sewer services because of nonpayment, which will become effective July 1, 1999.

Summary of Regulation: The regulation authorizes the New York City Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") to terminate water and sewer services to customers because of nonpayment of assessed charges. The regulation sets forth the conditions under which DEP may terminate service, the notice requirements to which DEP shall adhere, the days of the week and times of day during which DEP may terminate service, special procedures to be followed in the case of medical emergencies and the procedures for avoiding service termination by making payment of, or entering into an installment agreement covering, all delinquent charges.

Additionally, in accordance with the provisions of Section 1045-j(3) of the New York Public Authorities Law, after a public hearing held on June 7, 1999, the New York City Water Board (the "Board") has, at its meeting held on June 22, 1999, adopted a resolution providing for the following rate increases for water supply provided to users outside the City of New York (the "City"), which will become effective July 1, 1999:

  1. The regulated rate for water supply, from either the Croton or Catskill/Delaware systems, provided to users outside of the City will be increased from $342.97 per million gallons ("MG") to $383.78 per MG.
  2. The rate for water supply provided to users outside of the City which exceeds the allowance quantities of water set forth in Section 24-360 of the Administrative Code of the City shall be continued at a level equal to the in-City metered rate of $1,737.97 per MG as of July 1, 1999.

A copy of the regulation governing the discontinuance of water supply and/or sewer service because of nonpayment, and of the 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, Corona, New York 11368.

 

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