Despite paltry amounts of snow last winter, NYC taxpayers really got plowed.
The city paid roughly $12 million for every inch of snow pushed to the curb, new data shows — 12 times the amount the city laid out per inch in 2003.
But don’t only blame government waste for the eye-popping figure — $57 million spent on 4.8 inches, tucked into an Independent Budget Office review.
Blame the mild weather, analyst Daniel Huber told The Post.
“It didn’t snow very much,” he said, “and some of that money was spent on prep — just like every year — whether snow falls or not.”
Those fixed costs for the Sanitation Department run the gamut, according to Huber — from training drivers to repairing plows to replenishing the salt supply.