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How to Apply for Electricity & Water Services in Bahrain

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.

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Guide to Applying for Electricity & Water in Bahrain

The requirements and procedure in applying for electricity and water services in Bahrain are as follows:

Requirements

  • 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

Procedure

  1. Go to the nearest EWA Customer Services Centre and fill up the application form for “Electricity, Water, Municipal Rates Agreement, & Service Request.”
  2. Submit the application form, along with the requirements mentioned earlier.
  3. 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.
  4. Wait for your electricity and water services to be activated. For re-connection cases, this is usually done within 24 hours.

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EWA’s eServices
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

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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 customercare-ewa@ewa.bh, or visit the Electricity & Water Authority (EWA) official website



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