PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the New York City Water Board (the “Board”) will consider proposed changes to the Multiple Family Conservation Program (“MCP”) as set forth in its current Water and Wastewater Rate Schedule (“Rate Schedule”).
In particular, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) has recommended that the Board consider rescinding existing provisions of the Rate Schedule that direct the termination of the frontage basis of billing as of June 30, 2009. Currently, frontage basis billing is an option permitted to certain multiple family properties containing six or more units. The Board has indicated that it will consider DEP’s recommendation to extend frontage billing beyond the current year and that this billing policy proposal will be included with the Board’s public notice and rate hearing process that will occur in April 2009 in connection with the Board’s annual rate setting and its consideration of rates and charges for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2009.
In light of the above, corollary provisions of the Rate Schedule bearing on the MCP program are hereby noticed for proposed change as follows:
The above measures are intended to maintain the status quo with respect to frontage billing and the MCP program until the Board considers the extension or termination of frontage billing, applicable effective dates and can receive public comments thereon during the spring rate hearing process.
All members of the public who wish to submit comments to the Board in connection with the above matters may do so by submitting their comments in writing to: Kevin Kunkle, New York City Water Board, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 8th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373. Written statements may be faxed to Mr. Kunkle at (718) 595-3595 or by email. All comments must be received by the close of business October 30, 2008 to be considered by the Board.