The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)
The LIHWAP is available to help families who have overdue water bills or at risk of losing water service for their home.
Are you or someone you know at risk of losing water service at their home? Help is available for Pennsylvanians who need help with water bills or who may lose water service.
The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a new, temporary assistance program created by the American Rescue Plan Act. LIHWAP can help households that are in emergency situations maintain essential water access. Crisis situations include:
- Past-due water bills;
- Termination of water service; or,
- Threat of termination of water service in the next 60 days.
To qualify, applicants must meet income requirements and have a crisis situation with water service. Learn more about LIHWAP at www.dhs.pa.gov/waterhelp.
Apply for LIHWAP and other public assistance programs online at anytime through www.compass.state.pa.us.