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The New York City Water Board is responsible for establishing rates and charges and collecting user payments from customers for services provided by the water and wastewater utility systems of the City of New York.

Water consumption is determined by the amount of water that flows through the meter. The Sewer rate is set at 159% of the water charges.

As of July 1, 2018, water costs $3.90 per 100 cubic feet (748 gallons) and the combined cost of water and sewer is $10.10 per 100 cubic feet. The minimum water and sewer charge per metered household remains at $1.27 per day.

If the property is billed through the Multi-Family Conservation Program, the annual charge per unit is $1,028.53.

If you have any questions or need additional information, assistance is available:

Online

Learn more about the water rate increases.

By Email

Send a message to customerservice@dep.nyc.gov.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

The Department of Environmental Protection's budget is funded by the money it collects through water and sewer rates.

As the Agency begins or continues several major projects over the next few years, including the ongoing construction of Water Tunnel No. 3, repairs to the Delaware Aqueduct, and major upgrades and repairs to treatment plants, sewers and other water infrastructure, budgetary needs will be great.

Most of these projects are mandated by Federal or State regulators, and all will ensure that the health of the City’s waterways continues to improve and that the department continues to provide clean, safe water to New Yorkers into the future.

The Department of Environmental Protection charges customers based on their water consumption. Varied usage and leaks can drastically affect quarterly bills. Catching leaks before they become problematic could save hundreds of dollars a year in water and sewer bills.

Homeowners should check their plumbing fixtures to ensure they are working properly and not wasting water. You can request a free, comprehensive leak audit, by phone, ask for a "free leak audit".

Call 311 for assistance.

Combined Water and Sewer rate history per 100 cubic feet (748 gallons):

  • 7/1/18 - 6/30/19:  Rate increased 2.36% = $10.10 
  • 7/1/17 - 6/30/18:  Currently no increase = $9.87
  • 7/1/16 - 6/30/17:  Currently no increase = $9.87
  • 7/1/15 - 6/30/16:  Rate increased 2.97% = $9.87
  • 7/1/14 - 6/30/15:  Rate increased 3.35% = $9.58
  • 7/1/13 - 6/30/14:  Rate increased 5.6% = $9.27
  • 7/1/12 - 6/30/13:  Rate increased 7.0% = $8.78
  • 7/1/11 - 6/30/12:  Rate increased 7.5% = $8.21
  • 7/1/10 - 6/30/11:  Rate increased 12.9% = $7.64
  • 7/1/09 - 6/30/10:  Rate increased 12.9% = $6.76
  • 7/1/08 - 6/30/09:  Rate increased 14.5% = $5.98
  • 7/1/07 - 6/30/08:  Rate increased 11.5% = $5.23
  • 7/1/06 - 6/30/07:  Rate increased 9.4% = $4.69

Minimum charges:

  • 7/1/18 - 6/30/19 = $1.27 per day
  • 7/1/16 - 6/30/17 = $1.27 per day
  • 7/1/15 - 6/30/16 = $1.27 per day
  • 7/1/14 - 6/30/15 = $1.27 per day
  • 7/1/13 - 6/30/14 = $1.27 per day
  • 7/1/12 - 6/30/13 = $1.19 per day
  • 7/1/11 - 6/30/12 = $1.11 per day
  • 7/1/10 - 6/30/11 = $1.04 per day
  • 7/1/09 - 6/30/10 = $0.91 per day
  • 7/1/08 - 6/30/09 = $0.80 per day
  • 7/1/07 - 6/30/08 = $0.70 per day
  • 7/1/06 - 6/30/07 = $0.62 per day

Learn more about the water rate increases.

On December 19, 2017, the New York State Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision that had invalidated the Water Board’s resolution approving a new rate schedule set to take effect on July 1, 2016.

All water and sewer bills issued after July 1, 2016 are valid and must be paid by the listed due date.