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Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

Posted on January 5, 2022

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) may be able to help you with overdue water and wastewater bills if you qualify.  It is a temporary emergency program to help low-income families pay overdue water bills. LIHWAP is a grant. You do not have to repay it.

To receive help...

• Apply starting January 4, 2022.

• You don’t have to be on public assistance.

• You need to have an unpaid water bill.

• You can either rent or own your home.

How does LIHWAP work?

LIHWAP Crisis grants may be available if you have an

emergency situation and are in jeopardy of losing your water

service. You can receive one Crisis grant for your drinking water

service and one Crisis grant for your wastewater service, up to

$2,500 each.

Crisis situations include:

• Past-due water bills.

• Termination of utility service.

• Danger of having utility service terminated (received a

notice that service will be shut off within the next 60 days).

How do I apply?

• Apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us.

• Request an application by calling the Statewide Customer

Service Center at 877-395-8930 or call PA Relay at 711 for

the hearing impaired.

• Applications are available at your local county assistance


To apply, you will need:

• Names of people in your household;

• Dates of birth for all household members;

• Social Security numbers for all household members;

• Proof of income for all household members; and

• A recent water bill.

Who is eligible?

You may qualify for a LIHWAP grant if:

• You must have an overdue water bill

that you are responsible for paying.

• Your household income meets the

following income guidelines:

After your application is processed, you

will receive a written notice that will tell you

if you qualify. If eligible, it will tell you the

amount of your grant.


Household Maximum Annual

Size Income

1 $ 19,320

2 $ 26,130

3 $ 32,940

4 $ 39,750

5 $ 46,560

6 $ 53,370

7 $ 60,180

8 $ 66,990

9 $ 73,800

10 $ 80,610

Each Additional Person

Add $ 6,810