Get ready from water bill sticker shock

April 11, 2008 3:30:26 PM PDT
Food and energy aren't the only things going up in price lately. If you live in New York City, brace yourself for a possible increase in your water bill.

The Water Board says the proposed 4.5 percent rate increase will help pay for the city's water and sewage system expenses.

You can weigh in during the upcoming rounds of public hearings needed before the proposal can be approved.

The last water rate hike, just last July, hiked rates by 11.5 percent.