Whether you are renting or moving into your own place in Bahrain, you will need access to electricity and water services, of course! Part of moving into a new place involves applying for a connection or re-connection of the electricity and water bill under your name.
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In Bahrain, the main provider of these basic services is the Electricity & Water Authority (EWA). In today’s article, we present the requirements and procedure in applying for these services, along with other services offered by the agency.
Guide to Applying for Electricity & Water in Bahrain
The requirements and procedure in applying for electricity and water services in Bahrain are as follows:
- Original valid ID card
- Lease agreement (for tenants)
- Deed of ownership or any official ownership document (for new owners)
- Valid bank account number for direct debit monthly
- Go to the nearest EWA Customer Services Centre and fill up the application form for “Electricity, Water, Municipal Rates Agreement, & Service Request.”
- Submit the application form, along with the requirements mentioned earlier.
- Pay the security deposit at cashier. The amount will be based on the electricity metre and water connection size. For example, a Single Phase electricity metre requires a BHD 100 deposit, while a Three Phase metre amounts to BHD 300.
- Wait for your electricity and water services to be activated. For re-connection cases, this is usually done within 24 hours.
Once your electricity and water connections have been activated, you can use EWA’s eServices to:
- Pay bills
- Ask questions
- Submit metre readings
- Check payment history
- Make a complaint
… other services
DISCLAIMER: The above guide is presented for information-sharing purposes only. To know more about applying for electricity and water services in Bahrain, please call +973 17515555, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Electricity & Water Authority (EWA) official website.