The Maryland Department of Human Services has established a Low Income Household Water Assistance Program which will offer up to $2,000 in assistance, focusing on households whose water bills are 30 days or more past due.
Applications for the federally-funded program will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and will continue until federal funds are exhausted. Applicants could qualify for the following assistance based on specific needs:
- Reconnect Household Water/Wastewater Services – If the household’s water/wastewater services have been disconnected because of past-due water bills, grant funds may be available to pay off the balance, including fees to reconnect household water services.
- Prevent Disconnection of Household Water/Wastewater Services – If the household has received a notice that your water/wastewater services will be disconnected due to a past overdue balance, grant funds may be available to pay all or part of your bill.
- Reduce Current Household Water/Wastewater Past Due Balance – If the household is struggling to afford your current water bills and meet other household needs, the household may qualify for temporary assistance to pay some or all of your current water bills.
For more information, including application instructions, visit the myMD THINK consumer portal.