Mayor threatens high-end property owners who fail to pay their water bills with shut-offs


The city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is threatening to shut-off the water to commercial buildings and private homes where the owners have failed to pay the city millions in water bills, Mayor Eric Adams and DEP Commissioner Rohit Aggarwala announced on Monday.

DEP started the process on May, 1, by distributing water shut-off notices to the owner of a commercial building as well as to the owners of two “mega mansions” who collectively owe the city more than $500,000.