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​Water Assistance Program/LIHWAP

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) program is not yet open.

Public Comment

All interested individuals are invited to provide comment about the proposed LIHWAP Model State Plan.

Persons who wish to submit written comments may do so by sending an e-mail to or by mail: Division of Federal Programs and Program Management

Department of Human Services
DGS Annex, Room 224
Willow Oak Building 
1006 Hemlock Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110 

All public comment must by received by July 25, 2021 at 5 p.m.

About the Program

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is an emergency water assistance program created by the federal government due to the COVID-19 pandemic to assist families experiencing hardship with their water bills. LIHWAP will assist Pennsylvanian families who are behind on their drinking water and wastewater bills to ensure their service remains active. LIHWAP is still in the development phase and DHS is seeking public feedback to assist in the formation of the state plan.