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You can get information and assistance with your annual, semi-annual, and quarterly Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) water and sewer bills.  

You can:

  • Change the name on your water bill
  • View and print your current bill or retrieve and print past bills
  • Arrange for a final meter reading
  • Get assistance if you have received a Water Shutoff Notice letter
  • Get information about financial assistance programs

If you cannot pay in full and wish to enter a payment agreement for outstanding water and sewer charges, you can contact DEP by phone 718-595-7890 or email collectionsunit@dep.nyc.gov.

If you are having trouble paying your water bills, you can contact DEP's Ombudsman at 718-595-6628 for assistance. DEP will not shut off water if a property owner is having trouble paying what's owed.

Online

Learn more about water and sewer bills.

Register or login to My DEP Account.

By Email

customerservice@dep.nyc.gov

By Phone

  • Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
  • Division: Bureau of Customer Services Water Meter Services and Billing
  • Phone Number: (718) 595-7000
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM

If you cannot pay in full and wish to enter a payment agreement for outstanding water and sewer charges, you can contact DEP by phone 718-595-7890 or email collectionsunit@dep.nyc.gov.

If you are having trouble paying your water bills, you can contact DEP's Ombudsman at 718-595-6628 for assistance. DEP will not shut off water if a property owner is having trouble paying what's owed.

Two- and three-family owner-occupied properties that are facing foreclosure and are in the lien sale may be eligible to have their open water and sewer charges on the property temporarily set aside until the property is sold or refinanced.

If you are experiencing difficulty paying your mortgage and other carrying costs, such as water and sewer charges, DEP has launched the Water Debt Assistance Program in conjunction with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Mortgage Assistance Program. Qualified customers are offered immediate, temporary relief from water and sewer debt.

To learn more about the Water Debt Assistance Program, use the Water and Sewer Lien Sale page.

Certain qualifying organizations may be entitled to an exemption from water and sewer charges. Eligibility depends on several factors and interested parties should review and complete the exemption application. All supporting documentation and required forms must be mailed or delivered to the address provided in the general instructions on the form.

Download the DEP Application for Exemption from Water and Sewer Charges.

Learn more about exemptions from water and sewer charges.

The MY DEP ACCOUNT section of the DEP Website can provide current usage and billing information. The property owner can view their current account balance and calculate their consumption and charges.

Register or login to My DEP Account.

The water and sewer account must remain in the name of the property owner. The owner can request their water and sewer bill to be sent to an alternate person, or for a copy of the bill to be sent to another interested party such as the tenant.

Contact information for the owner, such as the mailing address, telephone number, and email address, can be updated by completing the Customer Registration Form and mailing it to the City's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at:

NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Attn:  Registration Unit
59-17 Junction Boulevard, 7th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373

The Customer Registration Form is available:

Online

Download form to register a new water and sewer account or to update owner contact information.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a paper copy.

You can request a Property Transfer Meter Reading (also known as a Title Read or Final Read) prior to the sale of your property. The current property owner should request the title read be done at least 30 days in advance of the closing.

There is a $25 charge for this reading. An inspection will be scheduled if needed.

This does not shut off water and sewer service to the property.

When you sell or transfer a property, remember to take care of the following items for your water bill/account:

  • Request a title water meter reading from DEP prior to closing
  • Stop automated bill payments option on-line if enrolled
  • Cancel Service Line Protection Program if enrolled
  • Un-enroll from MY DEP on-line account access

DEP does not shut off water or sewer services for property sales.

  • Agency: Department of Environmental Protection
  • Division: Bureau of Customer Services Water Meter Services and Billing
  • Phone Number: (718) 595-7000
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM

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