You will receive a water bill as long as the meter is in the house and the service is active. There is a minimum charge based on meter size. The only way to avoid a bill is to have the meter removed and the service temporarily terminated.
The property owner is ultimately responsible for the water bill. The account must be in the name of the owner. By agreement with the County, DSS tenants’ names may be shown on a bill, but the bill must still be in the owner’s name and it will still be sent to the owner.