Public Notices

Notice of Public Hearings Concerning Proposed Rates and Charges to be Effective July 1, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT in accordance with Section 1045-j (3) of New York Public Authorities Law, the New York City Water Board (the “Board”) will hold public hearings concerning certain amendments to the Board’s Rate Schedule that first took effect on July 1, 2021, and that would first become effective on July 1, 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hearings will be held via teleconference:

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 2pm
Phone number: (347) 921-5612
Access code: 835 020 477 #
Thursday, May 26, 2022, 6pm
Phone number: (347) 921-5612
Access code: 941 587 106 #

For members of the public who have difficulty hearing, or who would otherwise like to access the hearings using real-time text captioning, click here.

Download the Rate Proposal Presentation – Fiscal Year 2023

Download the Draft Proposed Rate Schedule – Fiscal Year 2023

The Board will consider the following rate and policy modifications, to take effect as of July 1, 2022:

  1. An increase of up to 4.90% to the metered and unmetered water rates and rate-based billing programs described in the Rate Schedule that was first effective July 1, 2021.
  2. For properties that were automatically enrolled in the Multiple-Family Conservation Program, the Board will consider amending the Rate Schedule so as to not assess the 10% surcharge prior to July 1, 2023 on enrolled properties that did not administratively demonstrate compliance with the program’s terms.
  3. Clarification of the terms of the inspection requirements necessary to obtain the billing provisions available under the Cap on Metered Charges.
  4. Clarification of the availability of unmetered water rates.
  5. Additional clarifications of an administrative nature to existing policies and procedures.

An audio recording and written transcript of the hearing will be posted on the Board’s website following the hearing. Anyone may attend or register to speak. Those who wish to testify at the hearing must contact the Board by email:, telephone: (718) 595-3594, or mail: New York City Water Board, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 8th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373, to register no later than 5pm the day prior to each hearing. Oral testimony will be limited to five (5) minutes duration. In order for testimony to be assured of consideration at a hearing, a copy of any prepared or written statement must be submitted for the Board’s consideration at the above email or mailing address by 5pm on the day prior to the day of the hearing.

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