COLUMBUS THE DIVISION OF WATER
Columbus Ohio Water Deprartment Public Utility Company, Bill, Account Number, Payment
This page contains all the information about the Columbus Division of Water and its services.
You will find all supported payment methods, billing instructions, as well as all service forms pertaining to the water and sewer service in the Columbus area. Now, you can pay your water bills online, via phone, mail and in person. If you decide to pay your water bills in person, you can go to any of the 120 authorized locations that accept bill payments with a $2 processing fee. You can check all authorized billing locations in the alternative locations segment under the payments section.
Jump to the service forms section if you want to start new service, close an existing one, make property damage claims, report leaks or apply for bill discounts. Visit the contact section if you want to reach out to the Columbus Division of Water via phone, fax, post mail, email or in person.
At the bottom of the page, you will find a set of the most frequently asked questions. We advise you go through them and notify us if we missed anything, so we can better serve you and everybody else looking for information about Columbus Public Utilities.
Online Bill Pay/Credit Card/Debit Card
Make one-time payments online, with a credit/debit card or a bank account. Sign up for automatic payments each month with a debit, credit card or a bank account. Receive email notifications when your payment is due or stop paper bills. View your bill online 24/7.
You can use Quick Pay with no enrollment for one-time payments.
Call 800-824-2375, Visa and Master Card are accepted. A $2.00 processing fee will apply.
Make checks payable to “Columbus City Treasurer – Water and Sewer Services” and mail to: Columbus City Treasurer Water and Sewer Services PO Box 182882 Columbus, OH 43218-2882
Michael B. Coleman Governmental Center 111 N Front Street Columbus, OH 43215 Open weekdays 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Free short-term parking is available. Cash, check and money orders are accepted. Payments are no longer accepted at the Public Utilities 910 Dublic Road or City Hall.
Make payments through Western Union or call 800-325-6000. Kroger, Meijer, Giant Eagle and Walgreens stores accept Columbus utility bill payments.
Get copies of your Columbus The Division Of Water bill 24/7 and manage your account.
- Landlords, property management companies or tenants must complete a tenant billing agreement form to have the water bill directly billed to the rental address or tenant. The owner of the property will still receive copies of the water bill.
- Tenant Billing Agreement (PDF)
If you need instructions on how to calculate your bill, check out the PDF below.
New Service Home Owners
If you just purchased a home and need to start a new service directly into your name, call 614-645-8276 and speak with a customer service representative, Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-6:00 PM.
New Service Renters
If your landlord or property manager is requiring you to pay for the water, you must complete a tenant billing agreement service form to have the statement billed directly into your name. The owner of the property will still receive copies because the water bills stay with the address, not the person.
New Water Service
If you want to obtain a new water service, you will need to verify that your property is eligible for the service. Call 614-645-7330 to talk to the Sales Officer about the verification process.
If you would like to stop service or close a water account, please call the customer service at 614-645-8276, Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-6:00PM.
Per Columbus City Code 1105.045, the deed holder of a property is responsible for the property’s unpaid water bills. When a property is in foreclosure, the deed transfer process can be slow and it sometimes does not end until the property is re‐sold. Therefore, we need the following information before we can remove your name from the water account.
Leak Adjustment Application
Once the Columbus Water Company receives the completed form and copies of receipts, we will contact you to set up an on-site inspection. We cannot process your request without proper verification. After the inspection, our offices will review all the information for a possible adjustment. Allow three to six weeks for the adjustments take effect.
It is the policy of the Department of Public Utilities that leak adjustments may be granted for a period of no greater than six (6) months prior for monthly accounts, or twelve (12) months prior for quarterly accounts. You should continue to pay all water and sewer charges until a decision has been made. If you should have any questions regarding your bill or if you would like to make payment arrangements, please contact the Customer Service Center, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 AM to 6:00 PR at 614-645-8276.
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Low Income Water/Sewer Discount Program, Multi-Unit and Master Metered Properties (Landlords, Property Managers)
Master metered multi-unit properties are eligible for a low-discount program if the tenants pay for water/sewer services. 80% of the units must have income levels at 150% or less of the federal poverty level or participate in food stamp benefits, Ohio Medicaid, low income energy assistance (LIHEAP), home energy assistance (HEAP), Ohio works first, social security disability, subsidized or public housing benefits, or other programs approved by the Director of Public Utilities. Customers will receive a 20% discount on water/sewer charges. Meter readings and late fees will not be discounted.
Low-Income Water/Sewer Discount Program
Household income must be less than 150% of the federal level. Customers must provide proof of income by income tax returns, W-2 forms and also must be enrolled in a low income such as food stamps benefit, Ohio Medicaid, Low Income Assistance Program, Home Energy Assistance (HEAP), Ohio Works First, public housing benefits. Customers will receive a 20% discount on water/sewer charges. The discount will not be applied towards meter reading or late fees.
Household Size/Maximum Income
1 – $19,128
2 – $25,342.50
3 – $29,693.50
4 – $37,416.00
5 – $43,207.50
6 – $48,210.00
7 – $52,863.00
8 – $59,985.00
9 or more – 71,083.50
Property Damage Claims
To open a claim with the City of Columbus for injury or property damage, please complete the Claimant Statement form in its entirety.
Senior Citizen Water Discount Application
To be eligible for a senior discount on a City of Columbus water bill, the customer must be 60 years or older, must be at less than 150% of the federal poverty level and live in a single family home with one water meter.
Storm Drain Marker Project Request Form
Complete the online form if you’re interested in participating in the City of Columbus No Dumping, Drains to River storm drain marking project.
Tenant Billing Agreement
Landlords and property managers can bill tenants or renters directly. Owners will still receive duplicate copies of the billing statements from the City of Columbus to ensure payments are current. Past due bills are still the owner’s responsibility.
Wet Basement & Flooding Questionnaire
Customer Service: 614-645-8276
Customer Service Fax: 614-645-0222
Service Requests: 614-645-3111
Water Emergency: 614-645-7788
Sewer Emergency Services: 614-645-712
Columbus The Division Of Water: Michael B. Coleman Government Center 111 N. Front Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30AM-5:00PM.
Columbus The Division Of Water: firstname.lastname@example.org
Water and Sewer Services: email@example.com
311 Service Requests: firstname.lastname@example.org
What should I do if I lose my bill?
Alternatively, you can pay in person at the Michael B. Colemen Government Center at 111 N. Front Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215. The hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, but you can leave your payment in a drop box if you come after hours. In addition to that, there are more than 125 locations that will accept your utility bill, including Kroger, Meijer, Walgreens and Giant Eagle. Call Western Union at 800-325-6000 for the complete list of authorized locations.
I think my bill is too high. Can someone check if there are any leaks?
I have some questions about my water bills. Who should I call for help?
The Division of Water sent me a letter notifying me of a rejected check. What should I do?
I’m a property owner and I want to put the water bill in my tenant’s name. Can I do that?
You, the property owner, will still receive a copy of the bill even if it’s placed under your tenant’s name. This will allow you to monitor the bills and payments accrued by your tenant. However, you should be aware that this will not absolve you of the responsibility for the bills