NYC Water Board Freezes Rates for FY 2021

On June 15, the NYC Water Board held a public hearing concerning proposed rates and charges for the use of the city’s water and wastewater system. Ultimately, as a result of the economic turmoil caused by the pandemic, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) made a formal recommendation to make no change to rates effective July 1, and to continue billing customers at current water and wastewater rates. On June 19, the Water Board voted in favor of a rate freeze for the new fiscal year starting July 1.

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