Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program
November 1, 2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) will begin providing the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), that begins on January 4,2022. LIHWAP is part of an emergency effort, funded by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. The purpose of this effort is to provide payment of existing arrearages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and to prevent the disconnection of drinking water or wastewater services for low-income households and ensure continued access to drinking water and wastewater services.
The LIHWAP program is designed to benefit households who meet the 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines and who have an outstanding balance with their drinking water or wastewater services provider. LIHWAP will provide up to $2,500 to owners or operators of public water systems or treatment works on behalf of families, to reduce or eliminate past due balances.
Annual Income Eligibility Chart
FCA customers that qualify will be able to sign up using this Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) link below once the program is open for submissions.