The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a new program funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Community Services (HHS-OCS). The purpose of the program is to provide emergency assistance to low-income households for drinking water and wastewater services.
The priorities of the LIHWAP are to help low-income households restore household water services, reduce arrearages, and reduce rate charges.
Visit the federal HHS-OCS LIHWAP webpage.
The target population is low-income households, especially those with the lowest incomes and the highest drinking water and wastewater costs or needs in relation to income, taking into account the family size. Additional targets are low-income households with members who are especially vulnerable, including the elderly, persons with disabilities, and young children.
In order to receive assistance, the applicant’s household income must not exceed 150 percent of the federally established poverty level.
If you would like to apply for assistance with your home drinking water or wastewater services (sewer), contact the agency that serves your county to determine when and how to apply.
Click on the pdf document below or use the interactive map to find the agency that serves your county.