Assistance for Low Income - Overdue water bill
What is LIHWAP?

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program
(LIHWAP) 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
  • 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 office.


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:


If you are having trouble paying your sewer bill, help is available.


Armstrong County Residents:  

Contact Armstrong County Community Action at 724-504-0829.


Westmorland County Residents:  

Westmoreland County Assistance at :