New York Governor Cuomo Announces Three Virtual Public Forums

New York Governor Cuomo Announces Three Virtual Public Forums

Governor Cuomo Announces Virtual Public Forums on Public Takeover of New York American Water Company on Long Island

New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced three virtual public forums to discuss the feasibility of a public takeover of the New York American Water Company, Inc.  The forums will be administered by the Special Counsel for Ratepayer Protection at the Department of Public Service.  Comments will be part of the official record and may be utilized by the Special Counsel as part of the Department’s feasibility study regarding a potential municipalization of the Long Island water company.  The public forums are scheduled for Tuesday, February 23 in the Sea Cliff area, Wednesday, February 24 in the east Massapequa area, and Thursday, February 25 in the Southwest Nassau County area at 6:00 p.m.

“For too long the customers of New York American Water have been unfairly faced with the continued threat of ever-increasing rates for water,” Governor Cuomo said.  “Access to running water is a basic human right, and New York State has launched an all-out effort to thoroughly study every available option to reduce customer costs for this vital resource–including a public takeover of New York American Water. 

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