Maryland Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is available statewide and provides Maryland households with financial relief toward water and/or wastewater bills. Eligible households may receive up to $2,000. LIHWAP funding is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) will be ending soon and the Office of Homer Energy Programs (OHEP) has various phases to sunsetting the LIHWAP program.  OHEP wanted to provide all of our water partners with important dates and a brief overview of what happens on those dates that will officially closeout LIHWAP on June 30, 2024.  

March 1, 2024 - Last day for customers to submit a LIHWAP application to their local office or online.

March 31, 2024 - Last day for cases to be processed and approved by the local OHEP offices.

May 1, 2024 - Any remaining LIHWAP funds will start being distributed evenly among all LIHWAP recipients to their water supplier.

June 15, 2024 - Last day for an OHEP office to send out a LIHWAP payment to a water vendor on behalf of a customer.

June 30, 2024 - LIHWAP officially ends. 


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