DC Water provides water for more than 680,000 residents living in the District of Columbia and also parts of Maryland and Virginia. To help the area continue its dynamic growth, DC Water sources water from the Potomac River and treats it at the Washington Aqueduct, a federally-owned water treatment plant.
Washington Drinking Water Quality
Consumer Confidence Water Quality Reports
Under the authority of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA requires D.C. Water 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 Washington main water system here:
Contact D.C. Water Customer Service
Have a Question, Issue or Comment?
Main Customer Service
202-787-2000 (Mon–Fri, 8:00 AM–5:00 PM)
Emergency (24 hours - broken water main or pipeline, etc.)
Pay Your D.C. Water Bill
Already have an account?
If you already have an account, you just need to login to the D.C. Water site. D.C. 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 D.C. 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 Washington Water Service
Starting Your Service
When you move to a new home in Washington, you'll most likely already have running water, but you'll still need to set up water service with the D.C. Water. Luckily, Washington 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 a home in Washington, you'll need to stop your water service with the D.C. Water, so you don't keep getting billed. Simply fill out the following online form. Stopping service normally takes just two business days.