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Turning Service On and Off

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Turning the Water On
To begin service at your new home or to restore seasonal service, call the Customer Service Center. Please have your service address, billing address, and telephone number handy.

For a residence that has never had water service, we will install a meter and turn on the water. Someone should be home at the time of the meter installation to prevent any overflow in case a faucet or other water device has been accidentally left on inside. For a residence where water is already being provided, you want to be sure that you are only charged for the water you use. We will visit your residence to read the meter and start your billing with an actual reading. This also applies for most seasonal accounts. If you were not previously an American Water customer, a deposit may be required until you have established a satisfactory credit history.

To find the appropriate contact information for your state click here.

Turning the Water Off
To stop service when you are moving, or to shut off seasonal service, please call the Customer Service Center. Make sure to allow a few days before you want service stopped. This will enable us to take a final and accurate meter reading and ensure that you are only charged for water used.

Be ready to tell us the date service should be stopped, to arrange for a final meter reading, and to provide us with your final billing address. And don’t forget to have your service address, billing address, and telephone number handy.

To find the appropriate contact information for your state click here.