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The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a federally-funded program that provides emergency assistance to low-income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes, that pay a high proportion of household income for drinking water and wastewater services. LIHWAP is a temporary emergency program that helps eligible households afford water and wastewater services. Payments are made directly to the household’s utility company.
To be eligible for LIHWAP, a household must have at least one U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and:
Households can apply through September 30, 2023 or until funds run out.
If eligible, the vendor that provides your water provider will receive a payment in 6-8 weeks from the time your application was approved.