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DEP's Proposed Water Hike Would Increase Bills $2 to $3 Per Month

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The Department of Environmental Protection is proposing a water hike, though it's much lower than anticipated.

The suggested 3.35-percent increase in water and sewer rates marks the smallest increase in prices since 2006.

The DEP says customers would see bill increases of $2 to $3 per month.

The mayor's office says one quarter of single family homes, most of them occupied by seniors, will have their rates frozen.

The decision to approve the rate lies with the city's Water Board.

The Board will hold one public hearing in each borough before announcing its decision on May 23.

The new rate will go into effect June 1.

For more information, go to www.nyc.gov/nycwaterboard.

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