Arlington County Utilities Services
The Arlington County Water provides water for about 215,000 residents living in the Arlington area. Established in 1801, the Arlington County Water purchases water from the Washington Aqueduct Division of the Army Corps of Engineers. The Washington Aqueduct operates two water treatment plants in the District of Columbia, which treat water from a surface water source, the Potomac River.
Arlington Drinking Water Quality
Consumer Confidence Water Quality Reports
Under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA requires Arlington County Utilities Services to assess local water quality each year and distribute a Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report.
The information in this report includes the source of your water, whether your water meets EPA standards, detailed tables of detected contaminants, detailed descriptions of those contaminants, possible reasons why they're present, and potential health effects (if any).
Read the Consumer Confidence Report for Arlington main water system here:
Contact Arlington County Utilities Services Customer Service
Have a Question, Issue or Comment?
Main Customer Service
703-228-6570 (Mon–Fri, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM)
Emergency (24 hours - broken water main or pipeline, etc.)
Pay Your Arlington County Water Bill
Already have an account?
If you already have an account, you just need to login to the Arlington County Water site. Arlington County Water accepts credit cards, debit, and direct deposit. Click here to login.
Want to create a new account?
You can create a new account on the Arlington County Water website. Once you create the account, you can setup payment with credit, debit, or direct deposit. Click here to create an account.
Want to pay without an account?
You can make a one-time payment without creating an account. You will need to have your credit or debit card in order to make the one time payment. Click here to make a one time payment.
How to Start Water Service
Starting Your Service
When you move to a new home in Arlington, you'll most likely already have running water, but you'll still need to set up water service with the Arlington County Water. Luckily, has made it pretty simple with the following online form. Starting service generally takes just two business days.
Stopping Your Service
When you move out of a home in Arlington, you'll need to stop your water service with the Arlington County Water, so you don't keep getting billed. Simply fill out the following online form. Stopping service normally takes just two business days.