Renting or Leasing Property

Renting or leasing property?

See below for important requirements if you will be renting or leasing property and wish to have the water bill in your name.

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Landlords and Tenants of Residential Property

Tenant Application for Water Services

Who is responsible for the water bill?

Landlords of single-family residential rental properties may retain responsibility for the water bill, or your tenant can apply for service. The tenant must have a signed lease agreement for at least a six-month period and must complete an Application for Water Services or they can contact us to receive a copy via fax or email. 

A tenant in a multi-unit dwelling must have an independent service line to become an Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut customer.

Landlords retain responsibility for the water bill if:

  • A dwelling is serviced by one service line with an adjoining dwelling (duplex)
  • A multi-family dwelling is serviced by one meter 

What happens when a tenant moves out?

When a tenant contacts us upon moving out of a property, we will automatically place the account back in the landlord's name, unless instructed by the landlord to shut the service. Please refer to Rates Information found in “Customer Care” to view turn-on fees.

Landlords of commercial properties may transfer the account into a tenant’s name if there is a current lease for at least a six-month duration and the commercial unit is separately metered.

Security Deposit Requirements for Tenants

Residential Single-Family Tenants and Commercial Tenants
Residential single-family and Commercial tenants must provide a security deposit of $100. 

New Multi-Family Property Owners
New multi-family property owners must provide a security deposit of $300. Multi-family residential properties include, but are not limited to, assisted living facilities, dormitories, group homes, apartment complexes, high-rise apartments, and condominiums. 

Refund of Deposit

When an account with a deposit has maintained an excellent credit rating (no late notices or fees) for one year, the deposit plus interest will be credited to the account at that time, or upon final termination of the account with Aquarion.

Aquarion will not refuse to provide utility service to a residential customer who lacks the financial ability to pay a security deposit as defined under Sec. 16-11-68 Customer Deposits of the Connecticut Agency Regulations of Connecticut’s Public Utility Regulatory Authority.

Landlords and Tenants

Note: Water Service for Residential properties must remain in Landlord’s name. 

Residential Tenants – Residential tenants may not have an account in their name.

Commercial Tenants - If you are a landlord with a commercial tenant, you may transfer billing to your tenant, if the premise is serviced by one service line and meter. The tenant must have a signed lease agreement for at least a six-month period and must complete an Application for Water Services – please contact us to receive a copy via fax or email. When a tenant contacts us upon moving out of a property, we will automatically place the account back in the landlord's name, unless instructed by the landlord to shut the service. Please refer to Rates Information to view turn-on fees.

Landlords and Tenants of Residential Property

Tenant Application for Water Services

Who is responsible for the water bill?

Landlords may retain responsibility for the water bill, or your tenant can apply for service. The tenant must have a signed lease agreement for at least a six-month period and must complete an Application for Water Services or they can contact us to receive a copy via fax or email. 

A tenant in a multi-unit dwelling must have an independent service line to become an Aquarion Water Company.

Landlords retain responsibility for the water bill if:

  • A dwelling is serviced by one service line with an adjoining dwelling (duplex)
  • A multi-family dwelling is serviced by one meter

What happens when a tenant moves out?

When a tenant contacts us upon moving out of a property, we will automatically place the account back in the landlord's name, unless instructed by the landlord to shut the service. Please refer to Rates Information found in “Customer Care” to view turn-on fees.