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City approves 5.6 percent water rate increase
City approves 5.6 percent water rate increase
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 5/13/2013 at 1:16PM

The New York City Water Board voted on Friday to approve a 5.6 percent water rate increase effective July 1. Proposed by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on April 5, the rate increase comes as no surprise to Queens residents. However, despite many homeowners expressing displeasure, very few thought that it is unreasonable. “Well, [...]

Water rate hike would soak residents
News Billy Rennison 5/01/2012 at 3:00PM

Politicians and residents are worried that another year of swelling water bills will leave denizens drowning. For the 16th consecutive year, New York City residents will be paying more for their water bill if the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) proposed rate increase is adopted. Assemblymember David Weprin called the hikes “déjà vu all over [...]