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DEP Water Shutdowns

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The NYC Hospitality Alliance has long advocated to the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to be proactive and provide businesses with sufficient time, such as 30-day notice (or the longest notice period possible), before scheduled water shutdowns. Restaurants sometimes receive less than 24-hours-notice, and sometimes only a few hours-notices before a prescheduled, non-emergency water shutdown. Without working water, restaurants and nightlife establishments and workers suffer significant loss of income when their reservations and events are cancelled last minute.