From the Daily News:
CONSERVING WATER is typically a good thing - except when you're penalized for your frugality.
Elected officials are urging people to speak out against the Water Board's potential double-digit water rate hike at a public hearing in St. Albans on Feb. 16.
The rate hike is needed, officials have said, because people are using less water, which means less revenue.
The [DEP] is holding public hearings in each borough to discuss water rates, which could climb as much as 14.3%, according to documents obtained by the Daily News. That's on top of the 12.9% increase in 2009 and 14.5% hike in 2008.
The Queens meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Majority Baptist Church, 115-21 Farmers Blvd. in St. Albans.