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Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT in accordance with Section 1045-j (3) and 1045-j (9a) of the New York State Public Authorities Law, on April 29 and 30 and May 1, 2, and 3, 2013, the New York City Water Board (the “Board”) will hold public hearings concerning proposed rates and charges for the use of, or services furnished, rendered or made available by the water and wastewater system of the City of New York and changes to other rates, fees, charges and billing policies to be incorporated into the Board’s Rate Schedule effective July 1, 2013. The hearings will be held as follows:

The hearings will be held as follows:

Borough Date Location
Staten Island Monday,
April 29, 2013
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Public Hearing at 7:30 p.m.
Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish
Community Center
1466 Manor Road
Staten Island, NY 10314
Brooklyn Tuesday,
April 30, 2013
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m.
IS 228 David A. Boody
228 Avenue S
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Bronx Wednesday,
May 1, 2013
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m.
Hostos Community College
Savoy Building, 2nd Floor
120 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Queens Thursday,
May 2, 2013
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m.
LaGuardia Community College
45-50 Van Dam Street
Conference Room E-242
Long Island City, NY 11101
Manhattan Friday,
May 3, 2013
Doors open at 1:00 p.m
Public Hearing at 1:30 p.m.
City Planning Department - Spector Hall
22 Reade Street, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10007

 


I. The Board will consider a proposal to increase currently effective metered and unmetered water rates by 5.6% and to continue wastewater charges at 159% of water charges for services provided in fiscal year 2014, commencing July 1, 2013.

II. In addition, the Board will consider the following billing program and miscellaneous fee proposals:

  1. The Service Line Protection Program, which allows residential customers to opt-in to service contracts for water and/or sewer service line repair coverage, will have annual rates of $53.88 plus sales tax per water service line contract and $95.88 plus sales tax per sewer service line contract.
  2. Properties automatically enrolled in the Multi-family Conservation Program in fiscal year 2013 will be granted until January 1, 2015 to have a meter and automated meter reading (AMR) device installed and until June 30, 2016 to have high-efficiency fixtures installed.
  3. The manual meter reading fee will be $25 for each manual reading requested by a customer.

All hearings are open to the public. Anyone may attend or register to speak at any borough hearing, regardless of the borough in which s/he resides or in which his/her property is located. Those who wish to testify at a hearing should contact Diane Easparro by email: deasparro@dep.nyc.gov, telephone: (718) 595-3591, or mail: New York City Water Board, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 8th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, to register no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the hearing at which s/he wishes to testify. Oral testimony will be limited to five (5) minutes duration. A copy of any prepared or written statement may be submitted for the Board’s consideration at the above email or mailing address by 5:00 p.m. on May 3, 2013.

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