Demand Public Involvement in Water Rate Study

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New York City's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Water and Sewer Rate Restructuring Study. As is, the RFP proposes a three year timeframe for the study and does not include a plan for public input or engagement. Facing such a important issue that will affect all New Yorkers, it is critical that DEP convenes a Citizen Advisory Committee body before the study begins.

Tell NYC's mayor that a Citizens Advisory Committee is needed for DEP’s Water and Sewer Rate Restructuring Study.


Read the sample letter (below) and add your own thoughts on why this is important to you. Personalized messages have a greater impact!


  • Honorable Alfonso Carney, New York City Water Board, DEP


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Dear  [Decision Maker],

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]