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The new Low Income Household Water Assistance Program provides financial relief to families for water and wastewater bills. Eligible households statewide can receive up to $750 for water service reconnection, current and past due bills.  

The program is administered through the Jefferson-Franklin Community Action Corporation (JFCAC).

LIHWAP  is a program to assist low-income households with payment of their drinking water and/or wastewater (sewer) bills. Funded by a Federal block grant program; it provides a one-time payment up to $750 per program year.

LIHWAP funding can be used to pay for the following:

  • Current Bills
  • Past due bills
  • Disconnection fees, and
  • Reconnection fees.

You may be eligible if you are the person responsible for paying your water and sewer bill, and your household meets all of the following requirements: 

  • If you are a Missouri resident.
  • If you are a United States Citizen.
  • If your household has $3,000 or less in your bank accounts, retirement accounts, or investments.
  • If your household meets specific income guidelines based on your household size.
Household Size Monthly Income Yearly Income
1 $2,211 $26,531
2 $2,891 $34,694
3 $3,571 $42,858
4 $4,252 $51,021
5 $4,932 $59,184
6 $5,612 $67,348

For more information about the program, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit: https://mydss.mo.gov/utility-assistance/lihwap

or contact the Jefferson-Franklin Community Action Corporation (JFCAC) at 636-789-2686.