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Proposed 2012 Water And Sewer Rates


The Water Board is proposing sweeping changes to New York City’s Water and Sewer Rates for fiscal 2012.  The following is a highlight of the changes to become effective

  • Multi Family Conservation (MCP) Rate will drop from $1,020.49 to $894.15 per apartment
  • A new MCP rate for “Low Consumption Commercial Unit” was created at $736.13 per store.
  • Meter rates for water and sewer will rise by 7 percent from $8.21 to $8.78 per hundred cubic feet (748 gallons).
  • Frontage Billing will cease to exist after June 31, 2012. All buildings on Frontage will be moved to MCP Rate. These buildings will have until June 31, 2015 to comply with MCP guidelines including but not limited to replacing all plumbing fixtures with Water Sense Plumbing fixtures.

Author: Hershel

Hershel is a Water Management Engineer with Ashokan Water Services, where he's actively involved with conservation and building design issues. Prior to his Ashokan, he was a Mechanical Engineer with the City of New York. He is a former President of the New York chapter of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and is a member of BOMA, IREM and NYARM. Hershel is an avid kayaker.

2 thoughts on “Proposed 2012 Water And Sewer Rates

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