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Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 1045-j(9-a) of the Public Authorities Law, that after public hearings were held on May 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2008, in accordance with the provisions of such law, the New York City Water Board ( the “Board”) has, at its meeting held on May 16, 2008, adopted a resolution approving increases in water rates to users of the Water Supply and Wastewater Systems of the City of New York, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2008, as follows:

There will be a change from currently effective water rates and wastewater charges for services provided during the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2008.
  1. Metered and unmetered water rates will be increased by 14.5%.
  2. Wastewater charges will remain at 159% of water charges.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to Section 1045-j(3) of the Public Authorities Law, after a public hearing was held on June 11, 2008 in Valhalla, NY, in accordance with the provisions of such law, the New York City Water Board has, at its meeting held on June 26, 2008, adopted a resolution approving an increase in the rate charged for water provided and made available to customers outside of New York City from either the Croton or Catskill/Delaware systems of the Water Supply System of the City of New York. The basis for this increase is contained in a report prepared by Amawalk Consulting Group LLC, Rate Consultant to the Board, which report sets forth the unit cost of water supply for facilities north of the City for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2008.

Specifically, the following rate changes will become effective as of July 1, 2008:

  • The regulated rate for water supply provided to users outside the City that is within the allowance quantities set forth in Section 24-360 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, will be increased from $798.62 per million gallons (“MG”) to $900.31 per MG.
  • 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, as of July 1, 2008, has been increased from $2,700.53 to $3,088.24 per MG.

Copies of the New York City Water Board Water and Wastewater Rate Schedule, and of the Rate Consultant's report concerning 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, Flushing, New York 11373.

The New York City Water Board Water and Wastewater Rate Schedule is also posted on the New York City Water Board website.

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