LIHWAP stands for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program.
LIHWAP is a federally funded program that offers a one-time payment to help you pay your past due water or wastewater bills.
LIHWAP helps pay overdue bills which accrued during any timeframe. There is no date restriction for when the overdue amount occurred.
LIHWAP residential water and wastewater benefits begin rolling out in June 2022.
To learn more about the LIHWAP program, visit the LIHWAP program overview.
To find assistance paying your water or wastewater utility bill, contact the local LIHWAP service provider in your area to get more information and apply.
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Persons In Household
Under federal rules, local water and wastewater utilties must enroll in LIHWAP for their customers to be eligible for LIHWAP financial assistance. A list of water and wastewater utilities currently enrolled in LIHWAP can be found here:
Enrolled Water & Wastewater Providers
Note: If your water system has not yet enrolled in LIHWAP, it's not too late. Water and wastewater utilties can complete the LIHWAP Direct Pay Interest Form to enroll and ensure that LIHWAP financial assistance is available for their eligible customers.
LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) may be able to help you pay your energy bills.