Select how you would like to pay your water bill from the options below:


Click on the button above or visit to log in to (or register for) your water portal account and pay your bill. Sign up with your full account number, including the dash. Through the portal, you will also be able to view details of your hourly water usage, set up a water budget, sign up for leak alerts, set up autopay and paperless billing, and more.


The following payment types are accepted through the portal (fee-free!):

Looking for a copy of a bill dated prior to June 1, 2022? Log in to our old system at where you will still be able to view old bills, but can no longer make payments. 

DIAL 510-583-4636


Call the number above to pay your bill by phone using your credit or debit card. This service is fee-free. 

The City of Hayward recently installed two payment kiosks—one inside and one outside of City Hall—to make paying water and other City bills and fees more convenient. The machines allow for cash, check, and credit or debit card payments with no processing charges for any bill that is generated by the City of Hayward.


The kiosk is located on the exterior of City Hall facing City Hall plaza, at 777 B Street in Hayward, is accessible and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A second kiosk inside City Hall on the first floor near the guard station is accessible weekdays when City Hall is open to the public. The kiosks also offer both English and Spanish as a language option.


The machines provide receipts for proof of payment at the time the payment is made—but cannot provide change for cash payments. Any excess cash payment is credited to the customer account.

Flip through a how-to guide below

Mail-in payments must be checks (no cash accepted) and should be mailed to the below address:


Hayward Water System

PO Box 6004

Hayward, CA 94540


To avoid late fees, allow for sufficient time for your payment to reach the City and be processed before your due date. Postmarks are not accepted.


For help understanding your bill, click on the button below or call 510-583-4600. 

Tips for Understanding Your Bill

To receive any other assistance related to paying your bills or your Hayward water account, click below. 

Water Customer Support

If you are behind on your water bills, we ask that you contact us as soon as possible at 510-583-4600 or


If you need assistance paying down your bill, you may also be eligible for certain City, State, or Federal assistance programs:

  1. Set up a payment arrangement. Even paying a little bit of your bill periodically will reduce the balance due and make getting back to “normal” easier. Call 510-583-4600 or email HSS@hayward-ca.govto set up a payment arrangement today.
  2. Apply for the City's low-income program to receive discounts and waivers for certain garbage, water, and sewer rates. Download the application here

For more than two years, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Hayward did not shut off water service due to non-payment. The City also forgave approximately $1.5M in eligible water arrearages through the California Water & Wastewater Arrearage Payment Program (CWWAPP). However, as of September 2022, the City's policy regarding water shut off due to non-payment has been resumed. If you have a past-due balance, you must pay your bill as soon as possible to avoid having your water service discontinued. 

We understand the financial struggles many have faced over the last several years and we want to work with you. Our goal is to help you through this difficult time. If you are behind on your water bills, we ask that you contact us as soon as possible at 510-583-4600 or

Policies and Guidelines for Discontinuation of Residential Water Service for Non-Payment of Charges

In accordance with the Water Shutoff Protection Act (SB 998), you may view the number of annual service discontinuations for inability to pay here.