Home Water Problems
City Comptroller Bill Thompson was delinquent to the tune of nearly $1,000 in unpaid water bills on his Brooklyn and Harlem homes, city records show.
The Department of Environmental Protection’s Web site showed the charges — nearly $500 for each of the two houses — outstanding as of last week. Each amount included a late fee.
The high cost of water service in the city has been a major issue for several political candidates this year, and Thompson — the leading Democratic hopeful to take on Mayor Bloomberg in November — has made an issue of it on the stump.
Asked for comment on the bills, a DEP spokeswoman said she couldn’t release “this kind of personal information.” Continue reading