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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Water Rates Increase Again...

From the notice we received in the mail and that is posted on the Scarsdale.com website.

About a year ago, we had received another rate increase letter:

No word on the Giardia or Cryptosporidium count.

Get charged extra for delivering contaminated water. This from what is supposed to be the best  tasting water in New York...

Here from the CDC:

Cryptosporidium is not killed by alcohol gels and hand sanitizers. Soap and disinfected water are specifically recommended for preventing cryptosporidiosis.

From the CDC again on Giardia:

To kill or inactivate Giardia, bring your water to a rolling boil for one minute (at elevations above 6,500 feet, boil for three minutes) Water should then be allowed to cool, stored in a clean sanitized container with a tight cover, and refrigerated.

You will have to boil water for one minute and then cool and refrigerate it in your home... If you want to drink your tap water. Camp life in suburban Scarsdale... Only in Scarsdale...

Last revision Sunday 8:30 a.m. EDT, April 8th, 2018.


  1. Excess water usage is receiving a discount with the new billing method. See here for article on Scarsdale's water rates, https://conta.cc/2Erm3ru.

  2. Thank you Mayra, for spotting this irony. On the one hand we received a two page flyer on how to conserve water on the other excess water gets rewarded. When I called the Water Department and spoke to Stephen Johnson, all he could say was that NYC was reducing their excess water rates, so they had decided to follow suit.

    But I told him, I thought we got our water from Westchester County that got a Tier 2 violation, etc.... Then it seemed he was as confused as I was. Another case of the right hand not knowing what the left is doing...