Rockland’s water company still faces lawsuit against its efforts to recoup $54 million for desalination plans
“Rockland’s water company has announced a proposal to raise its rates by nearly 17 percent over three years.
The joint proposal with the state Public Service Commission staff would raise rates by 5.9 percent in the first year, 5.6 in the second year, and 5.3 in the third year. This is down from an original request of 13 percent for one year.
The increase to the average customer’s bill would be $2.67 per month, according to Suez Water New York. The company’s original proposal would have hiked bills by $8.17 a month.
Under the latest proposal, the average monthly bill would rise from $61.77 to $64.44, according to Suez, formerly United Water.
Recovery of costs related to the water company’s failed Haverstraw desalination plant accounts for 65 percent of the requested increase. This is higher than originally proposed because the amortization period has been shortened from 20 years to 15 years.”
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