City Of Cleveland Division of Water Company, Bill, Login, Portal, Bill Pay, Phone Number

This page contains information regarding the Cleveland Water Department, including payment methods, bills, billing information, water rates, online portals, contacts and addresses.

The Cleveland Water Department supports online payments with credit/debit cards, checking and savings accounts. They also support payments via phone, mail and in person. However, they do not accept cash by mail. Scroll down to the payment section of this page and find out how you can pay your water bill.

The billing section contains a bill sample and all information regarding the billing process. Skip to this part if you want to learn more about the Cleveland Water monthly bills, discount programs and bill disputes. Next to it, you will find all the water dept billing rates.

Below the billing information, you will find all the relevant email addresses, phone numbers and locations for the Cleveland Water Department. At the bottom of the page, you will find a list of the frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered there, feel free to contact the Cleveland Water customer service by calling 216-664-3130.


Online Bill Pay

Make online payments to the Cleveland Water Department at using a Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express or bank account checking or savings. You can also view your water bill and set up auto draft payments.


Payments to the Cleveland Water Dept can be made by using their automated calling system at 216-446-6834. Please have your credit or debit card ready before calling.


Mail a personal check or money order with your remittance slip and account number to The City of Cleveland Division of Water. 

Address: P.O. BOX 94540 Cleveland, OH 44101.


Make payments on your Cleveland Water Company account by visiting the main office. Bring your billing statement with you when you pay in person. Be aware that no cash payments will be accepted on Saturday.

Address: 1201 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114.

Front lobby hours of operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM- 5:30 PM. (Open on Saturdays)

Tenant deposit window hours of operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM- 4:30 PM. (Open on Saturdays)

No cash payments will be accepted on Saturdays.

If your water service has been disconnected, Cleveland Water will not accept personal checks to restore service on Saturdays.


Below is an example billing statement from the Cleveland Water Department. This should help you understand where to find the important information on your bill. If you need a copy of your Cleveland Division of Water Bill, you can create an account here or login.

  1. Account details: In the upper right hand corner of your billing statement, you can find important information about your account, such as account number and the address where service is provided.
  2. Usage comparison: Under your account details section at the top, you can find out how your water consumption compares by weeks (1 MCF = 7,480 gallons of water).
  3. Important messages about your account: Under usage comparison, you will find important messages from Cleveland Water about your water service.
  4. Current charge details: Below important messages, you will find the details of your current charges from Cleveland Water.
  5. Local charges: If Cleveland Water bills for your local community, here is where you will find all the details of your local charges (i.e. waste collection). If you have questions about these items, contact your city or municipality.

Monthly Billing

In January, 2017, Cleveland Water switched from quarterly to monthly billing to help their customers better manage their payments, monitor their water usage and notice potential leaks earlier.

Discount Programs

Cleveland Water offers various discount programs to its customers. This includes the Homestead Discount Program, the Affordability Program and the Summer Sprinkling Program. If you want to participate in the Homestead Discount Program, you will need to confirm that you: 1) are 65 years old or disabled; 2) possess your own property; 3) have an annual income less than $33,500. To apply for this program, fill out this form and send it to Cleveland Water.

To participate in the Affordability Program, you will need to live at the applying service address and meet the following household income criteria. If you have any questions about the Affordability program, contact CHN Housing Partners at 216-574-7100.

The Summer Sprinkling Program only refers to sewer bills. Consumers typically use more water during the summer months and this program calculates the summer bills based on the average winter consumption, unless your summer water usage is lower. This program runs from May,1 to September, 30. To qualify for this program, you need to have at least one family home. If you want to participate in this program, call 216-881-8247 to speak to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Customer Service. 

Bill Dispute

If want to request a hearing to dispute your water bill or termination of service, fill out this form and send it to Cleveland Water within 10 days of the receipt of the termination notice. Be aware that the form must be completed by the person who is financially responsible for the bill.



Main Office

1201 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland OH 44114

Customer Service: 216-664-3130

Water Emergency: 216-664-3060


Hours of Operations: Monday-Friday 7:30 AM- 5:30 PM. (Open on Saturday)

Discount Programs

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Customer Service: 216-881-8247

CHN Housing Partners: 216-574-7100


Phone: 216-664-3060

Online Form: Report A Problem


P.O. BOX 94540 Cleveland, OH 44101

Phone: 216-446-6834


Will my monthly bill look different than the quarterly ones?

No, the bills look the same. They cover a shorter period of time.

Do I have to pay any fees if I decide to pay online or using the phone?

No, there are no additional fees for customers who use online or phone payments. You can use your credit card, debit card, checking or savings account to pay online or via phone.

My first monthly bill is higher than my quarterly bills, is this normal?

If your first monthly bill is higher than your quarterly bills, that is because you have a past due balance on your account. The first monthly bill arrives 30 days after the last quarterly bill and if you haven’t yet settled the quarterly bill, your past due balance will appear on the first monthly bill.

When do monthly bills become past due?

Just like quarterly bills, monthly bills become due within 20 days of the bill date.

A water main is broken, how do I report this to the Cleveland Water Department?

Call the emergency phone line at 216-664-3060 and provide as much information as possible.

If I'm out of town and do not use any water will I still receive a water bill?

Even if you do not use any water in a given period of time, you still have to pay the minimum charge to maintain water service to your property.

My water bill contains incorrect information, how can I change this?

Call the Customer Service at 216-664-3130 or click here to report any issues with incorrect information.

I want to fill my pool, but I’m not sure if it will be counted in my sewer bill.

Yes, pool water eventually drains through the sewer which means it will be billed as part of your sewer service.

My water looks cloudy and discolored ,who should I call?

If you have any questions about the quality of the water, call 216-664-3160 during normal hours of operation. If you’re calling outside of normal business hours, call 216-664-3060. Engineering Hydraulics Service Office deals with all water quality questions and problems. Please provide as much information as possible about the issue that you’re reporting.

A person claiming to be a representative of Cleveland Water has come to my home, how can I identify him?

The Cleveland water employees are obliged to wear a photo identification badge with a Cleveland Water logo. Always ask to see the badge before you allow the person to enter your home. Call Cleveland Water customer service if you would like to verify over the phone.

I’m a senior citizen, can I get a discount on my water bill?

Call 216-664-3130 and speak with customer service or go here for more information.

Who should I call if I want to turn on or off my water service?

Call 216-664-3060 to speak to the Distribution and Maintenance about your water service.

If I move, am I still responsible for the balance of the previous owner?

No, you take over the responsibility on the day the title is transferred. You can call the Customer Service at 216-664-3130 for more information about the transfer process.

I can’t find my water bill?

If you lose your bill, you can contact the Cleveland Water Customer Service to request a duplicate bill. Their number is 216-664-3130. You can also login to your water account and print a duplicate.

I’ve fallen behind on my water bills, can Cleveland Water help me pay them?

Yes. If you have problems paying your bills, contact the Customer Service at 216-664-3130 and request to talk to a representative who will help you make special payment arrangements.

Do I have to pay my water and sewer bills with separate checks?

Yes, the two services need to be paid with separate checks.

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