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Utility Bill Assistance


The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a temporary, federally-funded program that provides emergency water and wastewater bill payment assistance in order to  keep these services active for families experiencing financial hardship.  LIHWAP is a grant program.  You do not have to repay any financial assistance provided.  

Crisis Situations Include:

  • Past due water and/or wastewater bills
  • Termination of utility service
  • Danger of having utility service terminated

Household income must be at or below the following, relative to household size, in order to be eligible for LIHWAP assistance.

Income Limits

HOW TO APPLY:  Iowa's LIHWAP is being administered through Community Action of Eastern Iowa.  For more information, to check eligibility, or to apply, call 1-866-324-3236 or visit   LIHWAP funds are available on a first come, first-served basis until depleted.