Additional Assistance Programs

The following programs are offered separately from PWSA's Customer Assistance Programs, but are a vital addition to the financial assistance options available to income-qualified customers who need help with their water and wastewater bills. 

Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) Clean Water Assistance Fund

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The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) Clean Water Assistance Fund is also available to eligible residential customers and follows the same income requirements as our Bill Discount Program. It is also administered by Dollar Energy Fund.

To Learn more and apply for assistance, visit the Clean Water Assistance Fund Page.

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Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

LIHWAP is a temporary assistance program created by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and funded through the American Rescue Plan Act and Consolidated Appropriations Act. The funds are available as grants and do not need to be re-paid.    

LIHWAP can help households maintain essential water access if they are in emergency situations, including past-due water bills, termination of water service, or are facing termination of water service in the next 60 days. Assistance can range up to $2,500 for each water service the customer receives. Eligible PWSA customers receiving both drinking and wastewater services can qualify for grants totaling up to $5,000.   

LIHWAP is part of the nation’s continued response to families experiencing financial difficulties due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Pennsylvania received approximately $43.2 million to assist families who have lost or are at risk of losing water service in their homes. 

To learn more and apply for assistance, visit the LIHWAP Water Assistance Program Page.