From the Staten Island Advance:
The agency that supplies your water and sends you the bill urges conservation and offers all kinds of tips for using less.
Follow the suggestions and a maddening thing happened: Your water bill goes up.
In May, the New York City Water Board backed the DEP's proposal and hit city residents with a 12.9 percent water increase set to begin July 1.
One of the primary reasons for the size of the increase is a reduction in water usage.
So the message is: The more you save, the more we will have to charge you.