A new assistance program is available to Massachusetts residents struggling to pay their water & sewer bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) may pay up to $450 toward overdue water and sewer bills.
By applying for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), more commonly known as Fuel Assistance or the Heating Assistance Program, you are also applying for assistance for your overdue water & sewer bills. Do not assume you are not eligible. For example, a family of four with an annual gross household income of less than $78,751 may qualify. The assistance will be paid directly to your water and/or sewer vendor.
You can apply through your local LIHEAP agency. You can find their contact information by going to: https://toapply.org/MassLIHEAP