Frequently asked questions

  • PromisePay is an online service that makes it easy to pay off your total balance and become debt-free. PromisePay works with WSSC Water and other utilities to offer flexible, interest-free payment plans for your debt.

  • WSSC Water is offering flexible payment plans through PromisePay to help you pay the balance of your WSSC Water bill in the way that works best for you. Some customers may also receive grants through programs such as the federal Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program to pay part of their past-due balance, which would reduce the remaining payment plan balance after the grants are received.

  • WSSC Water residential and commercial customers who have a balance on their bill can use this program. Residential and commercial customers with a balance of at least $50 are eligible for a payment plan.

  • Times are tough and many are still suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the recent economic downturn. WSSC Water has partnered with PromisePay to offer flexible payment plans that will meet your individual needs, help you get back on your feet and protect you from service disconnections.

  • No, these payment plans are interest-free. There are no fees whatsoever - no late fees, no prepayment penalties, etc.

  • Sign up in minutes with three easy steps:

    1. Choose a plan that works for you. We offer a wide range of options.

    2. Make your first payment. We accept credit/debit cards, prepaid cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay and bank transfers (ACH).

    3. Pay off your balance over time with no interest and no late fees. We make it easy with automated monthly payments and reminders.

  • Any residential and commercial WSSC Water customer with a total balance of $50 or more is qualified for an interest-free payment plan.

  • Your payment plan covers your balance and your current charges as of today. You must pay all new bills with WSSC Water directly.

  • Your new bills must be paid to WSSC Water to keep your water service connected. Your payment plan payments will be processed by PromisePay. PromisePay is here to help you pay off your balance.

  • If you need an extension for your plan payment or need to make a change to your plan, just let us know. We are here for you and will do whatever we can to help you make it work.

  • Once you are enrolled in a payment plan with PromisePay, you have to keep up on your monthly payments with PromisePay AND pay all future water bills directly with WSSC Water. If you stay current on both your plan payments and pay all new water charges, you can avoid shutoffs.

  • Yes, if you sign up for a payment plan with PromisePay you can still get any available community-based grants or other relief that you are otherwise qualified for.

  • Please contact WSSC Water. For more information on how to contact WSSC Water, please see: https://www.wsscwater.com/customerservice

  • Please contact WSSC Water. For more information on how to contact WSSC Water, please see: https://www.wsscwater.com/customerservice

  • Yes, WSSC Water will shut off water service for non-payment of bills. For additional information, please contact WSSC Water: https://www.wsscwater.com/customerservice

  • To avoid disconnection of service, please continue to pay your PromisePay payment plan and your current WSSC Water bill. Please contact WSSC Water for additional information: https://www.wsscwater.com/customerservice

  • The fastest way to get your water service turned back on is to use our portal to start a payment plan today! Once you make the required 50% down payment and start the plan, please be sure to:

    1. Call us at (301) 900-5551 and

    2. Sign the Release of Liability on the back of the door hanger and post or hang it on your front door. WSSC Water technicians will only turn water back on if the release is signed and posted on the door. If you need a new release form, please click this link

    Sign up for a plan today

  • Please contact WSSC Water for any questions regarding your bill. For more information on how to contact WSSC Water, please see: https://www.wsscwater.com/customerservice

  • Call PromisePay at (301) 900-5551. Agents are available Monday - Friday, from 8am - 6pm ET.

  • PromisePay recognizes the following holidays, on which representatives are not available:

    • New Year’s Day
    • Martin Luther King Day
    • Presidents Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Juneteenth
    • Fourth of July
    • Labor Day
    • Indigenous Peoples Day
    • Veterans Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Friday after Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Day
  • WSSC Water recognizes the following holidays, on which representatives are not available:

    • New Year’s Day
    • Martin Luther King Jr Day
    • President’s Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Juneteenth (June 19)
    • July 4th
    • Labor Day
    • Columbus Day
    • General Election Day
    • Veterans Day
    • Thanksgiving Day and Friday after Thanksgiving
    • Christmas Day