Service Changes

This section provides information on starting or stopping service, water meter replacements, water meter sizing, and seasonal water assistance for community gardens. 

Start or Stop Service


To start or discontinue water service, please call Customer Service at 412-255-2423 and choose Option #5. You will need to provide the service address, the billing address, a phone number, and the start or end date for the service. 

You can also fill out one of the following forms to request that PWSA shut or restore service at a property:

The completed form can be emailed to or mailed to:

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)
ATTN: Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
1200 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


To start or stop service as a tenant, please fill out and submit the Application for Service - Tenants webform.

You may also print and mail or email the Application for Service - Tenants form to us at:

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA)
ATTN: Customer Service
1200 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

If you are a tenant in a multi-unit residential dwelling facing termination due to your landlord's non-payment, you have the right to maintain service. For more information about your rights, please review our Rights of Tenants in Multi-Unit Residential Dwellings flyer. 


Water Meter Replacement

If a meter is leaking, broken, or otherwise operating improperly, you can request a replacement meter from us by contacting Customer Service at 412-255-2423 and choose Option #5. 

Meter Replacement Program

We systematically replace old meters inside homes throughout our service area. If you are contacted in writing to schedule an appointment to replace your meter, please call Customer Service at 412-255-2423 (Press 5) to schedule a time that is convenient for you. We provide and install the meter at no cost. New meters are more accurate, so you may see an increase in your bill after replacement. 

Water Meter Sizing

Occasionally, the size of a meter installed when a structure was originally built is no longer appropriate. Additionally, the minimum monthly charge for a water bill is calculated based upon the size of the meter. If the meter is too large, a property owner may be paying more than is required. This may result in a meter sizing request.

Visit our Water Meter Sizing page to learn more about the upsizing or downsizing of water meters, and how to submit a water meter sizing request. 

Water for Community Gardens Program

Whether you’re planting vegetables or flowers, or initiating a neighborhood greening project, a community garden is a wonderful way to bring people together. We support these community projects by providing potable water donations of $500.00 per growing season (April 1 - November 1) to approved gardens within our water service area

Visit our Water for Community Gardens Program page to learn more about this program and to apply. 

Looking for Information About Your Account and Bills?

Please visit our Account & Billing Info page for information about paying or understanding your bill, checking water usage, changing a billing address or contact information, applying for a refund, submitting a data protection release, and customer rights. 

Looking for Information About Buying or Selling a Property?

Please visit our Buying or Selling Property page to learn about the final bill application and dye testing requirements for buying or selling a property in the City of Pittsburgh or our service areas.