Disputing unwarranted water bill charges is an uphill battle. It takes more than having the facts on your side to win. We’ve helped hundreds of New Yorkers through the process, and we’ve accumulated a lot of tips to save homeowners and businesses time and money.
To put those lessons to work for more New Yorkers, the Public Advocate’s office has teamed up with elected officials from across the City to produce a new guide for homeowners and business owners.
Last month, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio held an oversight hearing to investigate cases of unexplained increases in water bills that were reported to our office. The stories that we heard from New Yorkers were deeply troubling (video here). Water bills can result in to a lien being placed on homeowner’s property and can threaten to shut-down a small business.
If you have problems with your water bill, contact our hotline at 212.669.7250 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Filing a water bill dispute with the Department of Environmental protection can be confusing and time-intensive – but we can help.
We encourage you to share our Water Bill guide with your neighbors, co-op, or condo board. If you’d like to received hard copies to distribute, just send us an email at email@example.com.