The Water Board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 15, 2019 at 9am at 255 Greenwich Street, 8th Fl, Room S1S2, New York, NY, 10007. Download the Public Notice.
The Water Board will hold a meeting on Dec. 5, 2019 at 8:30am at 255 Greenwich Street, 7th Fl, Room 7W1, New York, NY, 10007.
Like many large cities, the entirety of New York City’s water and sewer infrastructure is funded by revenue it collects through water and sewer rates. The New York City Water Board is responsible for setting these rates, and must ensure that they are able to fund the entirety of the water and sewer system’s operating and capital needs. This includes salaries and benefits for more than 6,000 City employees, as well as major initiatives like the ongoing construction of Water Tunnel No. 3, the construction of the Rondout-West Branch bypass tunnel, and the creation of Long Term Control Plans to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO). This work enables the City to provide clean, safe water to New Yorkers for decades to come and ensure that the health of the City’s waterways continues to improve.
Board members are appointed to two-year terms by the Mayor, and in addition to establishing rates that provide sufficient revenue to operate and maintain the water and sewer system, strive to set rates that are equitable and fair, that encourage conservation, and that are easily understood by the City’s water and sewer customers.