Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) provides emergency assistance to low-income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes, that pay a high proportion of household income for drinking water and wastewater services.

If your water/wastewater services have been disconnected or are pending disconnection, you may be eligible to receive assistance on your water bill and wastewater fees.

Proof of Citizenship or Legal Residency is required.

Income eligibility for LIHWAP is calculated at 150% of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

Program Year 2022 Income Limits for LIHWAP (effective January 28, 2022)

Persons in Family/Household 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
1 $20,385
2 $27,465
3 $34,545
4 $41,625
5 $48,705
6 $55,785
7 $62,865
8 $69,945
Families with more than 8 persons Add $5,900 for each additional person
Click here to download an application in English or Spanish or visit one of our resource offices for an application.

Without all the required documents, applications will be incomplete and will not be accepted. Completed applications may be emailed to applications@cacost.org or submitted at one of the office locations listed below.

For more information about the program or assistance with your application, please contact one of the following resource locations serving your county or email us at applications@cacost.org.

If you prefer to have a meeting through Zoom rather than in person, click here.

Cameron and Willacy Counties
1822 W. Jeferson Ave.
Harlingen, Texas 78550

519 E. Madison St.
Brownsville, Texas 78520

Brooks, Duval, and Jim Wells Counties
65 N. Wright St.

Alice, Texas 78332

Bee and San Patricio Counties
212 S. Rachal St.
Sinton, Texas 78387

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