Rep. Grimm, Local Residents Call on City to Waive Water Bills and Fees Until Sandy Victims are Back in their Homes

    Rep. Grimm, Local Residents Call on City to Waive Water Bills and Fees Until Sandy Victims are Back in their Homes

    STATEN ISLAND, NY – June 25, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R-S.I./Brooklyn) joined Staten Island constituents for a press conference calling on the City to waive water fees for Sandy survivors who have used little or no water in their damaged homes. Even if a home uses no water during a billing period, homeowners are subject to a minimum charge from the City of $1.19 per day. The City is just starting to send out “suspended” bills now, and residents are outraged to find they owe hundreds of dollars (over $300 in some cases) for water they never used at a house they are currently unable to live in. At a time when Staten Islanders are waiting in limbo – whether it be for buyouts, flood maps, or more federal assistance – Rep. Grimm is calling on the city to waive these ludicrous fees until homeowners get back in their homes

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