DEP cracks down on NYC water scofflaws

New Yorkers with unpaid water bills collectively owe the DEP an astonishing $58.4 million. The agency announced this week that they're going after homeowners with delinquent water bills:

This is the first of a series of notifications to homeowners owing $500 or more for six months or longer in an effort to prevent water service terminations. Homeowners who do not promptly enter a payment plan with DEP or qualify for a Safety Net program will be scheduled to have their water and sewer services terminated starting April 7 and continuing through the fall on a rolling basis.

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