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What exactly are they asking you to get from the estate?
Why do they need something more than the current lease that is still in effect?
Was the water turned on in the name of the deceased?
Ok, then there is no legal or logical reason the they are demanding a new lease since your old one is still completely legally binding on both the estate and any heirs who might inherit the property. If the executor of the estate won't sign something ratifying the lease, then you may need to contact a local real estate attorney to get an "opinion letter" confirming that the lease is still fully binding and legally effective. The attorney should be able to contact any legal dept for the water company and get them to understand that the lease is still valid.
But honestly, the water company's legal dept should be fully aware that a death of a landlord doesn't affect the lease in any way unless it has some specific clause in it that states it does.. I am not even sure why the water company was even notified about the landlord's death because it doesn't affect their agreement with you at all..