Bronx Councilman Jimmy Vacca wants a freeze on water rate increases for next 2 years

A City Council member wants the rising price of water in New York City to freeze for two years. Councilman Jimmy Vacca says the price

City Councilman Jimmy Vacca says he is incredibly

City Councilman Jimmy Vacca says he is incredibly upset by the increase in water bill prices over the past several years. (Credit: News 12 The Bronx)

THE BRONX - A City Council member wants the rising price of water in New York City to freeze for two years.

Councilman Jimmy Vacca (D-Bronx) says the price of water in New York City has gone up 78 percent since 2005. The rising price has been blamed on the construction of a water pipe from the city to the Catskills.

Vacca says the regressive fee is unfair to residents, especially those struggling to pay bills or facing foreclosure.

Vacca will propose his idea to the Water Board on Wednesday. He also plans on calling for an investigation as to why the price of water went up so much in just the last few years.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Con Edison has offered a few tips you 1 Con Ed offers storm safety tips
VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 2 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
3 Bronx Sportscast, Jan. 23
Jenny Gutierrez, Hector Quezada and Joel Hernandez were 4 Suspects in fatal restaurant beating appear in court
The rainfall in Stratford has yet to cause 5 Rain, wind not causing trouble on roads in Fairfield

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE