By Mail
Mail payment & bill stubs to the
East Chicago Water Department
P.O. Box 423
East Chicago, IN 46312
Pay at these locations:
East Chicago Water Department
400 E Chicago Avenue
East Chicago, IN 46312
(219) 391-8469

First Merchants Bank
4740 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Peoples Bank
4901 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312

Customer can leave payments in the after hour business night deposit box located on the east side of the building below the drive-thru window
Electronic Payments:
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Pay by credit/debit or checking/savings account online at our Water Bill Pay Portal.

Credit or debit cards accepted in person at Water Department Office.

There is no additional charge to customers when payment by credit or debit.

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Pay your bill securely with our online payment method.

Late Fees
If your bill is not paid by the due date, a 3% late fee will be added to the water charges. A late fee in the amount of 10% will be added to the sewer charges if the bill is not paid within 30 days of the due date.

Delinquent Notices
A delinquent notice may be mailed to you if the amount due on your account has not been paid in full and is at least 30 days past due. To avoid disconnection, you must pay the amount shown by the due date. If you are unable to pay the entire amount, you must contact the Water Department before the due date to avoid disconnection.

Payment Agreements
The customer must pay 50% of their delinquent bill.

The customer must pay 1/6 (one-sixth) of the remaining delinquent balance, including any and all penalties, on a monthly basis so that the delinquency is satisfied within six months.

The customer must remain current on prospective bills (never more than 32 days between payments).

If the customer fails to comply with these terms, water service will be terminated without notice and will not be restored until the entire balance is paid in full along with the applicable reconnect fee.

When water service is terminated due to customer negligence (delinquent account, no deposit, failure to keep payment agreement, etc.) the entire balance must be paid in full along with the applicable reconnect fee before water service is restored.

Payment Window located at 400 E. Chicago Avenue.


Water Department: Provide drinking water to the citizens of East Chicago and other cities by operating, maintaining and ensuring safe drinking water of the highest quality to all (residential, industrial, and businesses). Provide water to the fire department, installation of water meters, maintenance of city's water tank, and protect public water system from contamination due to backflow.
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Winna G. Guzman

400 E. Chicago Avenue
East Chicago, IN 46312
Phone: 219-391-8469
Fax: 219-391-8499

In case of an emergency, please call 219-391-8487, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.