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NYC Water Rates to Increase by 7.5% in July

The New York City Deparment of Environmental Protection announced last week that the cost of water will go up by 7.5 percent for fiscal year 2012 (July 2011 – June 2012). The new rate will be approximately $8.02 per 100 cubic feet (748 gallons).

The DEP points out that the actual increase is lower than they had projected last year – 7.5% rather than 11.5%, and that customers can reduce costs by 2% by signing up for paperless billing and direct debit payments. Still, average annual costs for multi-family housing will rise from $531 to $571 per unit, according to the DEP (costs for supportive housing units may be lower than costs for overall multi-family housing, due to the lower average occupancy rate).

The bad news is that higher water rates may stress supportive housing budgets at a time when they can least afford it. The good news is that there are actions you can take to mitigate the effects of the rate increase. (more…)

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April 13, 2011 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment


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