Tens of millions of dollars of water bills are being ignored by the Department of Environmental Protection, according to an audit carried out by the comptroller's office.
The DEP is in charge of collecting the water bills for the Municipal Water Finance Authority, known as NYW.
The audit says that there are at least 325 delinquent bills worth about $27 million, with some of the worst offenders being city-subsidized affordable housing and state properties.
However, the DEP cannot put liens against those properties and have not been able to collect.
NYW says that they disagree with the findings and that they are simply not credible.