Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), a federally-funded program
The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is the first-ever federal water program developed to help low-income households access and maintain water and wastewater services through bill payment assistance. Funds are provided to participating service providers via state, tribal, and territorial programs. To receive assistance, you must contact your local social services agency. Below are the qualifications for the federal LIHWAP program.
- Must be subject to disconnection for water and/or wastewater
- Must meet agency eligibility requirements
- Proof of signed Water Service Agreement in place with Suburban Water Systems
- This program is limited to customers within a county covered by a help agency
LIHWAP & Suburban Water Systems Partnered Programs
If you are a Suburban Water Systems customer, contact one of the local offices below. Our Customer Care does not enroll you in this program.
5729 Union Pacific Ave, Commerce, CA 90022
Contact number: (323) 721-4162
Long Beach Community Action Partnership
117 W Victoria St, Long Beach, CA 90805
Contact number: (562) 216-4600
Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)
1055 Wilshite Blvd Ste 1475, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact number: (213) 353-3982
How Do I Apply?
Note: The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) ends in December 2023
Step 1: Customer enters their service city at https://csd.ca.gov/waterbill.
Step 2: Click on the link to the form that the provider will respond to in 5-7 days.
Example of Orange County provider