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Passaic Valley Water Commission Reminds Customers to Participate in the Water Bill Assistance Program

Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) has great news for its customers who are eligible to participate in the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). The program will continue taking applications until all funds are disbursed, according to the Department of Community Affairs. 

As of now, there is no anticipated end date because there are still funds available.

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program is a federally funded program designed to help low-income households reduce the balances they have on their residential water bills. To be eligible for LIHWAP benefits, the applicant must be responsible for their own water bill and have a gross income that falls at or below 60% of the NJ State Median Income Level. Funds will be provided directly to PVWC on behalf of the residential customer.

"For our eligible customers, participation in the program will make their water utility bill one less thing they will have to worry about during this holiday season. Checking eligibility and enrollment is easy and convenient." said Jim Mueller, the commission's executive director.

Utility Assistance Program and Application Tips

  • In order to apply for assistance, please visit: DCAid website
  • Allow at least 60 days for application processing; additional information may be required. Allow an additional 30 days for payment processing to be applied at the utility company.
  • Once you submit your application, you can check your application status on the DCAid website by clicking "returning applicants", and following the prompts.

It's important to note that LIHWAP is not available for business accounts, estates, or property management companies. 

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Press Release by Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC)

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