LIHWAP Assistance Program

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

2022-10-10Updated: 2024-02-28 Fremont Sanitation District

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) received additional funding from the federal government to assist eligible households with their water or wastewater services. LIHWAP was created to provide a benefit to a qualifying household whose water/wastewater service is currently disconnected, facing disconnection, or is past-due. Funds are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.  

PLEASE NOTE: This program runs from November 1 to April 30 each year, as long as funding is available.

LIHWAP stands for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program, a federally-funded program that helps households pay for their water and/or wastewater services. Fremont Sanitation District is an approved vendor under the LIHWAP Program. Eligible customers receiving service from Fremont Sanitation District may be able to receive assistance with their wastewater bills.

To qualify for this assistance, the household must meet these criteria:

    • Be approved for LEAP during November 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
    • Complete the addendum within the LEAP application and submit a copy of your water and/or waste/sewer services bill.
    • Must pay drinking water services and/or waste/sewer services directly to a water and/or waste/sewer vendor. 
    • Services must be in disconnected, facing disconnection, or have a past due amount on the bill.

For further information, please visit the Colorado Department of Human Services website

For households whose water services are included in their rent, have group metering, or pay through their property management/landlord, please refer to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

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