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File #: Int 1876-2020    Version: * Name: Requiring notice after a water main break.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Environmental Protection
On agenda: 2/11/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring notice after a water main break
Sponsors: Steven Matteo, Kalman Yeger , Vanessa L. Gibson, Margaret S. Chin
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would provide that when a City or private water main breaks, the Department of Environmental Protection would be required to e-mail a notice to each Council Member, Borough President and Community Board whose district is affected by the break. The notice would have to be given within three hours after the break and include information about the time and location of the break, road closures, and other known adverse effects.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1876, 2. Int. No. 1876, 3. February 11, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-20

Int. No. 1876

 

By Council Members Matteo, Yeger, Gibson and Chin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring notice after a water main break

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 4 of chapter 3 of title 24 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 24-368 to read as follows:

§ 24-368 Notification of water main break. a. Within three hours of discovering or becoming aware of a city or private water main break, the department of environmental protection shall provide notice, by electronic mail, of such water main break to each council member, community board and borough president whose district is affected or is likely to be affected by the break.

b. The notice required pursuant to subdivision a of this section shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information:

1. The location of the water main break, including cross streets and neighborhood;

2. The time the water main broke;

3. Road closures, if any, because of the water main break; and

4. Any other major adverse effects of the break about which the department of environmental protection has information when it provides notice under this section.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

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LS #12981

1/9/2020