How do you pay your bill? What do you do if you believe your bill is wrong? These answers and more are below.
To check your balance or make payments by phone, please call 844-470-5881.
Payment and Refunds
Visit the My Account page to make electronic payments using your checking/money market account, debit card or credit card. BWSC accepts MasterCard, VISA, and Discover.
Pay by Mail
Mail check or money order directly to:
Boston Water and Sewer Commission
980 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02119
Pay in Person
Visit BWSC’s Payment Booth located on the first floor at 980 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02119. You may pay by cash, check, money order or credit card. We accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover and debit cards.
Our hours are:
- Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- Thursday and Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pay In Your Neighborhood
Pay by check or money order at 14 neighborhood locations. No cash is accepted.
BWSC regularly visits locations throughout Boston neighborhoods to facilitate customers who wish to conduct business with a Community Services officer. BWSC staff is able to:
- Accept payments (check or money order only)
- Resolve billing or service complaints
- Review water consumption data for your property
- Arrange payment plans for delinquent accounts
- Process elderly or disabled persons discount forms
- BWSC customer programs
For more information contact our Community Services Department at 617-989-7995.
Disputing Your Bill
If for any reason you believe your bill is wrong, you must notify BWSC within 30 days of the billing date for which the dispute is claimed. Contact Customer Service at 617-989-7800 and identify the amount and the reason you believe there is an error.
For more information on the appeals process, consult the BWSC Billing, Termination and Appeal Regulations (BT&A).
A delinquency charge will be added to any amount not paid within 45 days after the billing date shown on the front of your water and sewer bill. The delinquency charge is calculated at a daily rate of .03836%, which is equal to an annual percentage rate of 14%. BWSC has the authority to foreclose on your property if it remains delinquent six months or longer.
Once a formal demand is made, BWSC will charge 16% interest in lieu of the 14% delinquency charge. BWSC will take the property for past-due charges in the same manner that the City of Boston takes properties for past-due taxes. Similar to the City, BWSC will proceed to foreclosure on properties which remain delinquent six months after the taking.
If you are incurring delinquency charges, call Customer Service at 617-989-7800 for possible assistance.
In order to restore water service or understand why your water service has been terminated, please visit the Service Termination and Restoration page.
If you need more time to pay your bill, please call Collections at 617-989-7070.
If you have a credit on your bill, you may have the amount applied to future bills, transferred to another account or you may request a refund if all of your accounts are current.
Contact Customer Service for assistance at 617-989-7800.