Funding for Low-Income Water, Wastewater Bills Coming Soon
The state Department of Human Services intends to operate a water assistance program supported by federal Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) funding. Pennsylvania successfully spent all previously available funding of $43.2 million to assist families who lost or were at risk of losing water service to their homes.
This additional ARPA funding will be available to low-income Pennsylvanians with past-due water or sewer bills, had water service terminated, or received a notice that they were up for termination. Payments will be issued directly to the drinking water service and wastewater service provider, which includes townships and municipal authorities that own water and wastewater systems. The new funding will come from states that did not spend their original federal funds. Click here to read the press release.