• How to Manage or Cancel Your WaterAlert Subscription
The various actions for managing your WaterAlerts, such as SIGNOFF (i.e. cancel/delete/stop), LIST, PAUSE, or CONTINUE are performed by sending an email to
email@example.com with a Subject of your subscription ID and the action you want to take.
It is not necessary that you recall your subscription ID. To obtain the complete list of actions, with instructions specific to your WaterAlert ID, simply do the following:
- Open one of your WaterAlert text or email messages. In it, you will find a unique web link to a set of instructions for managing that subscription. If it is not clickable, copy and paste it into your web browser:
Examples Text alert Email alert
- Follow your customized instructions or simply click on the link provided within, for the action you want to take.
You may also obtain custom management instructions on
ALL your WaterAlerts by submitting this request:
• Quick Reference Guide
The U.S. Geological Survey Hydrologic Notification Service, WaterAlert, sends email or text messages when values measured by USGS data-collection stations exceed user-definable thresholds. For Realtime Data from NWISWeb: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv/ To Sign up for Notifications: http://water.usgs.gov/wateralert To manage or obtain information about this WaterAlert, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the appropriate command as the Subject, followed by your Subscription ID (hni-ZZZZZ). Commands are: To Cancel (signoff/delete) this alert: * send email to email@example.com with Subject: SIGNOFF hni-ZZZZZ To Pause this or ALL alerts for 5 days: * send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: PAUSE hni-ZZZZZ 5 you can change the 5 in the Subject to PAUSE ALL hni-ZZZZZ your preferred number of days to pause. To Continue (unpause) this or ALL alerts: * send email to email@example.com with Subject: CONTINUE hni-ZZZZZ CONTINUE ALL hni-ZZZZZ To List this or ALL settings: * send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject: LIST hni-ZZZZZ LIST ALL hni-ZZZZZ For Help: * send email to email@example.com with Subject: HELP hni-ZZZZZ To Change an existing notification frequency or threshold Change settings * go to http://water.usgs.gov/wateralert and subscribe to the same site and parameter. This will update your subscription settings. Notes: Email and Text messages are not designed for paging and as such are not time sensitive; there can be delays in the receipt notifications depending on the routing. Standard text messaging rates may apply (for SMS messages). Frequently Asked Questions: http://water.usgs.gov/wateralert/help/FAQ.html