Tell Your Senators to End the Unconstitutional Water Tax and Give Us Public Water!
NYS Legislative session ends in June for 2019. The time to act is NOW!
SIGN A PETITION TO TELL SENATORS BROOKS AND KAMINSKY TO END THE WATER TAX AND GIVE US PUBLIC WATER!
New York American Water (NYAW) is a private corporate monopoly that is holding us hostage – profiting from a public necessity – water! And 50% of our water bills pay NYAW's property taxes - a tax that NYC and our neighbors in the Towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay don't have to pay.
It's not only UNFAIR, it's UNCONSTITUTIONAL for a municipality to charge residents who get corporate water a tax for the corporation's properties, while residents who receive municipal water are not taxed for their water district's properties.
To remedy this inequity, legislation was enacted exempting water corporations in New York City from property taxes, saving city residents who receive water from a private corporation, millions of dollars. Amending said legislation to exempt water corporations from property taxes on Long Island, will cut NYAW ratepayers' bills in half!
Next, legislation must be enacted to study the feasibility of a complete public takeover of New York American Water.
We cannot afford another summer of high water bills. Legislative session ends in June. ACT NOW!
SIGN A PETITION TO TELL SENATORS BROOKS AND KAMINSKY TO END THE WATER TAX IN THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND HELP US GET PUBLIC WATER NOW!