STOP THE WATER RATE INCREASE IN JERSEY CITY AND DEMAND A FAIR PUBLIC HEARING
Petition to: Governor Christie, Board of Public Utilities of the State of New Jersey, JCMUA Board of Commissioners, Sen. Chiesa, Sen. Menendez, Rep. Sires, Rep. Payne Jr., Sen. Stack, Sen. Sacco, Sen. Cunningham, Hudson County Freeholders, Mayor Fulop and Jersey City Council
Purpose: STOP WATER RATE INCREASE IN JERSEY CITY AND DEMAND FAIR PUBLIC HEARING
On March 11, 2013, United Water, a subsidiary of Suez Environnement, filed a
petition with the Board of Public Utilities of the State of New Jersey for
approval of an increase in their charges for water service.
BPU Docket No. WR13030210, OAL Docket No. PUC-03748-13
"Suez Environnement (SEV), Europe’s second-biggest water company, reportedfirst-half profit more than tripled even as waste volumes contracted in Europebecause of an “adverse” economic environment”, as reported by Bloomberg July31, 2013.
If this proposal were to be adopted without modification, an average residential customer using 10 CCF or 7,480 gallons of water per month will see his/her bill increase from $46.42 to $54.75, an increase of $8.33 per month, or approximately 17.94%.
The fixed monthly service charge will increase, at minimum, from $6.72 to $8.69, $1.97 increase for 5/8" meter size.
Public hearings on the company’s petition have been scheduled for Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 at 5:30pm at the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders Meetig Room, 5th floor, located at One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, New Jersey.
As the City of Jersey City is one of the larger users of services provided by United Water, we the undersigned, ask for the following:
1) A public hearing to be held within the municipality of Jersey City at a time
and location convenient for residents of Jersey City to attend, defined as:
a)Time to begin at 6:00pm or later.
b) Location that is accessible by public transportation and car.
2) Denial of request to increase charges for water service.
Say NO to an increase in water rates.
cc: United Water
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