Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is available for eligible low-income households through September 30, 2023, or until funds are exhausted.  The program helps eligible low-income households afford and maintain access to drinking water and wastewater services through federal grants.  One-time payments are made directly to the household’s utility company.

People We Serve

LIHWAP serves income-eligible households in these East Bay cities and towns: Barrington, East Providence, Bristol, Warren, Newport, Middletown, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, and Jamestown.

Key Features

LIHWAP can help with:

  • reconnection of water services
  • prevention of disconnection
  • past-due and current water or wastewater balances

Location(s) of the Program

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

How to Enroll

Please call our office at 401-437-1000, ext. 6606 to schedule an appointment.  Income guidelines are the same as those followed by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  Please see below.

LIHEAP Guidelines

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Guidelines