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Can I add additional water charge to the rent in MYC

I will be making a new lease for new tenants.  Can I add additional $30.00 in addition to rent in  a  NYC Lease for "water charge" for 2 people.  This is estimated based on 2 people in each apartment and half of the bill comes out to about $30.00 monthly even though I get bill every 3 months of about $180.00.  I only have one meter therefore can't give exact. What is the law regarding this.  thanks for your help

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If you are going to add the water bill to the amount in the lease just add it as an increases rent price. Think of it like when a place has tax included in the price of a product. It is a rounded figure that includes everything with out having to have an exact amount.
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