To protect public health during the pandemic, WSSC Water suspended non-emergency, in-home work, which includes reading inside meters. As a result, you may receive an estimated bill based on your prior year’s usage during the same billing period. Please see the FAQs for detailed information.
Your bill will clearly indicate if it is an estimated bill:
Please pay your estimated bill. Once we have obtained an actual meter reading, we will cancel any estimated bills and rebill the account using the meter reading provided.
If you have an inside water meter and received an estimated bill, please contact us with your meter reading as soon as possible. An actual meter reading allows you to better manage your water use and can determine if you have a leak, which can lead to high bills. Learn how to submit a water meter reading.
Save Water Now, Save Money Later
There are many ways to save water and reduce the cost of your bill. Here are just a few:
- When you wash your hands, turn off the faucet while you lather and scrub
- Take shorter showers
- Use the dishwasher instead of washing dishes by hand
- Use your automatic washing machine for full loads only
- Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors
- Find and repair any leaks
- Toilet leaks are the most common cause of high water bills. This video will show you how to check for toilet leaks.
- Water your lawn only when it needs it and during the coolest part of the day
We've listed many more water-saving suggestions for your home on our Water Conservation Tips page. And to help you understand the largest water-users at home, see our Understanding Household Water Usage page.
If you have any questions about your bill, we are here to help. Please call a Customer Service Advisor at 301-206-4001 (toll free at 1-800-634-8400), weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m, or email us at email@example.com.
More questions answered on our Estimated Billing FAQs page