A New Jersey program helps low-income residents stay up-to-date on their water and sewage bills. Photo: Sasikan Ulevik

You’re not alone. In fact, New Jersey has created a program, the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), that helps residents avoid service disruption and stay up-to-date on their payments. Here’s what you need to know: 

  • LIHWAP will provide up to $4,000 per service (water and sewer) for eligible households, which will be paid directly to the utility vendor. 
  • To qualify, monthly household income must be at or below 60% of the New Jersey state median income.
  • The LIHWAP program is not available for business accounts, estates or property management companies.
  • If you owe arrears and have a tax lien, LIHWAP may be able to help. Requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Check your eligibility and get started on an application here (sponsored).

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