Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: January 18, 2022
DuPage County Community Services is accepting applications for the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) to assist income-eligible households with their water and wastewater fees.
Residents can call to set up an appointment beginning Jan. 24. The program will begin Feb. 1 and run through Aug. 31, 2023, or until funds are depleted. Applications will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis by appointment only. Income-eligible homeowners and renters may receive one-time assistance to help with water and wastewater bills, reconnection of water service, and other services.
Households must have a past-due bill of at least $250 and be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level to receive a benefit from the LIHWAP program.
The 30-day income guidelines are based on federal poverty guidelines, which are: $2,147 for a single individual household, $2,903 for a household of two, $3,660 for three-member households, and $4,417 for a household of four. For more information, and to find limits for households with five or more members, please visit www.dupageco.org/lihwap.
Applicants must provide the following required documentation to apply:
Applications will be taken by appointment only at DuPage County Community Services, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Intake and Referral at 630-407-6500 or toll-free at 800-942-9412.