Cant Pay Your Water Bill On Time?

Act right away if you are having trouble paying your water bill

In most situations, water is the most crucial necessity of life. You can live without electricity if you have to – perhaps not comfortably, but it can be done – but having your water cut off is another story. That's why you should act immediately if you find that you can't pay your water bill. Don't panic. We are here to help with information from water companies all over the country in the archives.

Lenient to an exent - Most water companies will be sympathetic up to a point. They will extend your due date, and even let you slide for a month or more. Cutting people off is the last thing on their agenda, but realistically, they cannot provide free water forever. Eventually, you will have to pay it, and if you anticipate a long term financial setback, sooner is probably better.

As soon as you decide you're not going to have the money to pay your water bill, call customer service. Find out if they will offer an extension, explain how your income has changed and get them to change the bill due date if possible, to come due on a date when you receive the bulk of your income, for example, on the day unemployment checks come. If you're short now, but will be able to pay later in the month or even into the next month, there is a very good chance your water company will work with you. You should also ask them about assistance programs. Many utilities ask customers for small donations each month to maintain a fund to help others in need. Understand, however, that tis type of aid is usually limited to one bill per month per household. There is usually far more need than there is money to go around. You can also look for charitable aid through churches and other charity organizations.

In the meantime, you need to consider reducing your bill. Find out what the average water bill is in your area and figure out ways to conserve water. Here are some tips:

  • Repair leaks and drips...a drippy faucet or a running toilet costs only a few dollars to fix and can double your water bill if left unrepaired.
  • Stop watering your grass and washing your car. If you must water your grass, do it sparingly and early in the morning, before 10 AM.
  • Take short showers instead of baths. Showers use less than half the water needed to fill a tub.
  • Unless you have a low-flow toilet, lower the amount of water needed for each flush by displacing some of the water in the tank. A quart-sized container, filled with water and sealed, works fine.

If you have any tips to share about conserving water, paying your water bill, not paying your water bill, or water company information, we'd love to hear from you.

For information on specific water bills, select a company below.

East Point Utilities Bill - East Point, GA utilities.

Akron Public Utilities Bill - Water and Sewer services in Akron, Ohio

American States Water Bill - Customers in California and Arizona.

American Water Bill - A large water company servicing AZ, CA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, WV, and parts of Manitoba, Canada.

Anaheim Public Utilities Bill - Anaheim, CA.

Anglian Water Bill - Water service in the UK.

Aqua Pennsylvania Bill - PA water company.

Arizona American Water Bill - Santa Cruz County, Maricopa County and Mohave County, AZ.

Asheville Water Bill - Asheville, NC water service.

Atlanta Water Bill - Provides water to Atlanta, GA.

Baltimore City Water Bill - Water in Baltimore, MD.

Bartow County Water Bill - North Georgia

Baton Rouge Water Bill - Baton Rouge, LA.

BexarMet Bill - San Antonio, TX water company.

Birmingham Water Works Bill - Water for Birmingham, AL and surrounding area.

Burbank Water and Power Bill - Burbank, CA service

California American Water Bill - CA water service.

California Water Service Bill - Water in California.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities Bill - Charlotte, Matthews, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Pineville and Mint Hill, NC.

Cincinnati Water Works Bill - Hamilton County, Butler County, Warren County and Boone County, Cincinnati.

City of Durham Water Bill - Durham, NC.

City of Garland Bill

City Of Houston Water Bill - Water service in Houston, TX.

City of Killeen Water Bill - Killeen, TX water service.

City of Lodi Bill - Lodi, CA utilities.

City of Longmont Utilities Bill - Longmont, CO

City of Midwest City Bill - City of Midwest City, OK water service.

City of Minneapolis Utility Bill - Minneapolis, MN utility company.

City of Naperville Utility Bill - Naperville, IL

City of Norman Bill

City of Phoenix Utility Bill - Phoenix, AZ utilities.

City of Plano Utility Bill - Plano, TX utilities.

City Of Raleigh Water Bill - Raleigh, NC.

City of Renton Bill - Water utility service in Renton, WA.

City of Scottsdale Utility Bill - Utility company in Scottsdale, AZ.

City of Tulsa Utilities Bill - Utilities in Tulsa, AZ.

City Of Waco Water Bill - Waco, Texas water supplier.

City of Wichita Bill

Clark Public Utilities Bill - Clark County, Washington service.

Clarksville Gas and Water Bill - Clarksville, Tennessee region

Colorado Springs Utilities Bill - Colorado Springs, CO.

Columbus Water Works Bill - Columbus, Georgia and the surrounding area.

Converse Water Bill - A small water company serving Converse, Texas.

Culligan Bill - Water company doing business in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania, New York, Missouri and Illinois.

Dallas Water Bill - Dallas, TX.

Dekalb Water and Sewer Bill - Dekalb County area of GA.

Denver Water Bill - Denver, CO

Des Moines Water Works Bill - Des Moines, Iowa.

East Bay Municipal Utility District Bill - Water utility company in Contra Costa and Almeda Counties.

ECUA Bill - Pensacola, FL water utility.

El Paso Water Bill - El Paso, TX water service.

Erie Waterworks Bill - Water company for Erie, Indiana.

Eugene Water and Electric Board Bill - Eugene, OR utilities.

Fort Worth Water Bill - Water company in the Fort Worth, Texas area.

Glendale Water and Power Bill - Power for Glendale, CA.

Golden State Water Company Bill - Water for Southwest Los Angeles County, including all of Gardena and Lawndale, and portions of Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Redondo Beach, and unincorporated Athens, Del Aire, El Camino Village, Lennox and Gardena Heights.

Grand Prairie Water Bill - Water provider for Grand Prairie, TX.

Greater Cincinnati Water Works Bill - Cincinnati and parts of Kentucky.

Gwinnet County Water Bill - Gwinnet County, GA

Hampton Roads Sanitation District Bill - Chesapeake, King William, Suffolk and Smithfield, VA.

Holland Board of Public Works Bill - Holland, MI.

Illinois American Water Bill - Illinois water company.

Indiana American Water Bill - Serving the state of Indiana.

Indianapolis Water Bill - Serving customers in Lawrence, Brownsburg, Speedway and other areas in Marion County, Indianapolis.

Ista Water Bill

JEA Bill - Jacksonville, FL power company.

Jefferson Parish Water Bill - A small water company serving Jefferson Parish, LO.

Kansas City Water Bill - Kansas City, MO.

KCMO Bill - Water for Kansas City, Missouri.

Kentucky American Water Bill - Kentucky, KY

LADWP Bill - Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas.

Lansing Board of Water and Light Bill - Serving Lansing, MI.

Las Vegas Valley Water District Bill - Las Vegas, NV

Louisville Water Bill - Louisville, Kentucky water service.

McKinney Water Bill - Water service in McKinney, TX.

Memphis Light, Gas, and Water Bill - An utilities company in Memphis, TN.

Metro Water Services Bill - Nashville, Tennessee.

Miami Dade Water and Sewer Bill - Water company serving Miami and Dade counties, FL.

Middlesex Water Bill - Water service in NJ and DE.

Missouri American Water Bill - A large water company in Missouri.

Montgomery Water Works Bill - Water utility for Montgomery, AL.

MUD Bill - Nebraska water company servicing Omaha, Carter Lake, Bennington, Bellevue, LaVista, Waterloo, Ralston, Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District and Fort Calhoun, Springfield and Yutan.

Murrieta Water District Bill - Riverside County, CA water service.

New Jersey American Water Bill - NJ water company.

Newport News Water Works Bill - Serving the residents of Newport News, Virginia.

Northwest Water and Sewer Bill - Northwestern Ohio water utility.

OCWA Bill - Central New York State and Syracuse water service.

OKC Water Bill - Oklahoma City area water service, as well as Lake Draper, Overholser and Hefne.r

Oklahoma City Utilities Bill - Oklahoma City, OK water service.

Otay Water District Bill - San Diego County, California.

Pasadena Water and Power Bill - Pasadena, CA.

Pennsylvania American Water Bill - Customers in Pennsylvania, PA.

Portland Water District Bill - Serving Portland, ME.

Raleigh Water Bill - Communities serviced include: Wake County, Cary, Morrisville, Garner, Clayton and Wake Forest, NC.

Regional Water Authority Bill - Water utlity company in Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, Derby, East Haven, Hamden, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Seymour, West Haven and Woodbridge. We own land in Beacon Falls, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison, and Prospect, CT.

Republic Services Bill - A large water company with headquarters in Phoenix, AZ.

Riverside Public Utilities Bill - Riverside, CA.

SA Water Bill - Water company in Southern Australia.

San Antonio Water Bill - Water for residents of San Antonio, Texas.

San Antonio Water System Bill - San Antonio, TX.

San Diego Water Bill - San Diego, Ca, Southern California water company.

San Jose Water Company Bill - San Jose, NM.

Santa Margarita Water District Bill - Orange County and Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Seminole County Water Bill - Seminole County, FL water company.

Seneca Light and Water Bill - A small Seneca, South Carolina utility company.

Severn Trent Bill

Southern Water Bill

Southwest Water Company Bill - California, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama water service.

Suffolk County Water Department Bill - Suffolk County, NY water service.

Sweetwater Authority Bill - Chula Vista, CA.

Sydney Water Bill

Sylacauga Utilities Board Bill - Sylacauga, AL utilities.

Tacoma Public Utilities Bill - Tacoma, WA.

Tampa Water Bill - Tampa, FL water utility.

Tempe Water Bill - Tempe, AZ water service.

Tennessee American Water Bill - Tennessee utility company.

Thames Water Bill

The York Water Company Bill - York, PA.

Town of Holly Springs Water Bill - Holly Springs, NC.

Trussville Utilities Bill - Trussville, AL.

Tualatin Valley Water District Bill - Hillsboro and Tigard, WA.

Tucson Water Bill - City of Tucson, Arizona.

Turlock Irrigation District Bill - Turlock, CA.

United Utilities Bill

United Water Bill

Veolia Water Bill - One of the world's largest water utilities, with service in 67 countries including the USA, UK, Europe, and the UAE.

Walnut Valley Water District Bill - Walnut Valley, CA.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Bill - Laurel, MD water utility.

Waste Connections Bill

Water One Bill - Johnson County, KS.

Water Revenue Bureau Bill - Philadelphia, PA water utility.

Waterloo Water Works Bill - Waterloo, IA.

Weirton Water Department Bill - Weirton, WV.

West Virginia American Water Bill - Water service for Wester Virginia.

Wheaton Sanitary District Bill - Wheaton, IL.

Wichita Water Bill - Wichita, KS service.

Woodinville Water District Bill - Woodinville, WA.

WSSC Bill - Montgomery and Prince George’s County, AL.

Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Bill - Luzerne County, WY.

Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority Bill - Ypsilanti, MI.

Yucaipa Valley Water District Bill - Yucaipa, CA water utility.

Zeeland Board of Public Works Bill - Zeeland, MI.