New York American Water Rates Highest in Nassau

Originally published in The North Shore Leader on August 14, 2019.

A glass of tap water in your house may cost more than the same glass in a house just a few miles away.


A new report by Citizens Campaign for the Environment says the cost of bringing water into homes on Long Island varies greatly among the 48 different water districts serving Nassau and Suffolk. Sea Cliff has some of the highest rates.


Customers of the only privately owned water company, New York American Water in Nassau County, pay the highest bills, according to the survey, at nearly $100 per month.


The Suffolk County Water Authority, which serves about 80% of Suffolk residents, is among the cheapest, with bills averaging less than $30 a month.


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