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Low Income Household Water Assistance Program
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Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

Do you need help paying for overdue water and wastewater bills?

LIHWAP benefits are based on the actual amount of drinking water and/or wastewater arrears, up to a macimum of $2500 per drinking water or wastewater provider, or $5000 if drinking water and wastewater services are combined, per household. Benefits are paid directly to the household's drinking water and/or wastewater vendor(s).

Eligibility and benefits are based on:

  • Income;
  • Household size;
  • Household includes a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or qualified alien and
  • amount owed to drinking water and/or wastewater prvider(s).

Primary applicants must provide:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of residence
  • Documentation of earned and unearned income
  • A drinking water, wastewater, or combined drinking water and wastewater bill listing their permanent and primary residence
  • A valid Social Security Number (SSN)
    • SSNs of additional household members may be requested

For more information, visit https://otda.ny.gov/LIHWAP


November 17, 2021

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