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, 2016, water costs $3.81 per 100 cubic feet (748 gallons) and the combined cost of water and sewer is $9.87 per 100 cubic feet. The minimum water and sewer charge per metered household remains at $1.27 per day.