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Water Assistance Program/LIHWAP

​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.

The program is currently closed but will be accepting applications beginning July 10, 2023 through August 11, 2023

To qualify, applicants must meet income requirements and have a crisis situation with water service.  Learn more about LIHWAP and find out if your water service is participating at www.dhs.pa.gov/waterhelp.

Apply for LIHWAP and other public assistance programs online at anytime through www.compass.state.pa.us