April 26, 2013

Water & Sewer Hearings Next Week


The NYC Water Board is considering a 5.6% rate increase proposal to take effect on July 1, 2013.

Those interested can comment either in person (call 718-595-3591 to reserve a spot) at the hearings listed below or by mail or email by writing to Diane Easporro, staff at the Water Board, 59-17 Junction Boulevard, 8th Floor, Flushing, NY 11373 or (deasparro@dep.nyc.gov).

While substantially less than the increases of recent years, the proposed 5.6% is still going to make it even harder to provide good maintenance of affordable housing.  Take a few minutes to share your thoughts with the Water Board either in person or in writing; while you’re at it, take a few minutes to share your thoughts with your city representatives as well.  It’s important for the City to hear from people concerned about affordable housing.  At meetings this year, Board and staff were talking about affordability as an issue and it’s important for them to realize that 5.6% is still a large increase.



Island:  April 29 at


Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center, 

1466 Manor Road


Brooklyn:  April 30 at 7PM 

IS 228 David A. Boody, 228 Avenue S


Bronx:  May 1 at 7PM

Hostos Community College,

Savoy Building, 2nd Floor, 120 East 149th Street


Queens:  May 2 at 7PM

LaGuardia Community College.

45-50 Van Dam Street, Room E-242, Long Island City


Manhattan:  May 3 at 1:30PM  

City Planning Department

22 Reade Street, Spector Hall


You should also know about the new Low Flow Toilet Program in the

works for the fall at DEP.


buildings with a minimum of four units and that were automatically enrolled in DEP’s Multi-Family Conservation Program will be eligible for the first phase of the replacement initiative. For more details on the program visit the DEP web-site at: nyc.gov/dep.