Water and Sewer Rate Reform Summit

Escalating and unchecked water and sewer operating costs negatively affect low income homeowners and affordable housing preservation.

​UNHP has been a leader on this issue since our founding, working with DEP to resolve billing issues for owners and residents, as a testifier in water rate hike hearings, and as an advocate for water and sewer rate reform. The report Water and Sewer Rate Reform Summit: Can NYC Achieve affordable water rates, promote conservation, and control capital costs covers the history and method of rate settling in NYC, a discernment of DEP capital costs, analysis of DEP governance, an exploration of green methods for water reuse and conservation, and information on the impact of rate increases on low income homeowners and affordable multifamily rental housing.