BPU Pushes For Low Income Household To Apply For Water Assistance

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JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities are asking those with overdue water and wastewater bills to apply for help through the recently announced New York State Low Income Household Water Assistance Program.

Several assistance programs have been available for past due electric and rental accounts, but until now, such help was not targeted specifically toward water and wastewater bills.

Benefits are based on the amount of unpaid water and wastewater bills owed by applicants.  This assistance focuses on low income households, with income guidelines mirroring that of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

Eligibility and benefits are based on income, household size and amount owed to drinking water and/or wastewater utilities.  A household is designated as residents who are United State citizens, nationals or qualified aliens.

Customers may apply online twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  Applications also can be printed and mailed or faxed to NYS LIHWAP, P.O. Box 1789, Albany, NY  12201; fax number: (518)486-1259.  The application is available at otda.ny.gov/LIHWAP.


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