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Posted on: June 13, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

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All Californians deserve access to safe and clean water; many households need assistance now.

LIHWAP stands for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program and it may be able to help you pay your water or wastewater utility bill.

LIHWAP is a federally funded program that offers low-income households a one-time payment to help pay outstanding bills for residential water or wastewater costs. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government awarded California funding to help households struggling to afford water costs, and many Californians in need may qualify.

The amount of help that you may get will depend on the past due balance of your household’s residential water and wastewater bills. Households whose utility payments are included in their rent may also be eligible for LIHWAP. In addition, program participation is limited to households receiving services from water and wastewater providers enrolled in LIHWAP to receive the payment of assistance benefits.

LIHWAP can offer a one-time payment to help you:

1. Pay your residential water and wastewater utility bills.

2. Manage an emergency or water crisis, such as a service disconnection.

3. Prevent other adverse effects such as debt collection or placement of liens.

If you are struggling to afford your residential water or wastewater bills, please visit to see if you qualify for payment assistance through LIHWAP and find a local service provider near you to apply.


Todos los californianos merecen acceso a agua segura y limpia y muchos hogares

necesita ayuda ahora.

LIHWAP, por sus siglas en inglés significa Programa de Asistencia de Agua para Hogares de Bajos Ingresos y puede ayudarlo a pagar su factura de servicios públicos de agua o aguas residuales.

LIHWAP es un programa financiado por el gobierno federal que ofrece a los hogares de bajos ingresos un pago único para ayudar a pagar las facturas pendientes de los costos residenciales de agua o aguas residuales. A raíz de la pandemia de COVID-19, el gobierno federal otorgó fondos a California para ayudar a los hogares que luchan por pagar los costos del agua, y muchos californianos que lo necesitan pueden calificar.

La cantidad de ayuda que puede obtener dependerá del saldo vencido de las facturas residenciales de agua y aguas residuales de su hogar. Los hogares cuyos pagos de servicios públicos están incluidos en su alquiler también pueden ser elegibles para LIHWAP. Además, la participación en el programa se limita a los hogares que reciben servicios de proveedores de agua y alcantarillado inscritos en LIHWAP para recibir el pago de los beneficios de asistencia.

LIHWAP puede ofrecer un pago único para ayudarlo a:

1. Pagar sus facturas de servicios públicos de agua y aguas residuales residenciales.

2. Manejar una emergencia o crisis de agua, como una desconexión del servicio.

3. Prevenir otros efectos adversos como el cobro de deudas o la colocación de embargos.

Si tiene dificultades para pagar sus facturas residenciales de agua o aguas residuales, visite para ver si califica para la asistencia de pago a través de LIHWAP y encuentre un proveedor de servicios local cerca de usted para presentar la solicitud.

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