“We are excited about this new partnership with the Office of Home Energy Programs which is designed to help low-income households pay their water and wastewater bills, avoid shutoffs, and support household water system reconnections related to non-payment,” said Executive Director of the Metropolitan Commission, George A. Erichsen. As funding is limited, applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, and will continue until federal funds are exhausted. Depending on income and specific needs, applicants may qualify for the following assistance:
- Reconnect Household Water/Wastewater Services – If the household’s water/wastewater services have been disconnected because of past due water bills, grant funds may be available to pay off the balance, including fees to reconnect household water services.
- Prevent Disconnection of Household Water/Wastewater Services – If the household has received a notice that water/wastewater services will be disconnected due to a past overdue balance, grant funds may be available to pay all or part of the bill.
- Reduce Current Household Water/Wastewater Past Due Balances – If the household is struggling to afford current water bills and meet other household needs, the household may qualify for temporary assistance to pay some or all current water bills.