RWA Expands Water Assistance Program To Help More Connecticut Families Make Ends Meet

Jun 25, 2018

The Regional Water Authority (RWA) has announced an expansion of its Residential Water Assistance Program, helping more Connecticut families afford access to a high-quality, reliable water supply. The Program provides grants to low-income families for use on their water bills. Starting this month, the RWA has made this successful program accessible to more families, and increased the aid it provides.

RWA consumers living at or below 175% of the 2018 Federal Poverty Income Level are now eligible for the Residential Water Assistance Program. Income guidelines depend on the size of the household being evaluated for the program. For example, a family of four could apply to the program if their annual income is $43,925 or less. Qualifying applicants can receive up to $100 toward their water bills, a 25% increase from the $80 that was previously offered.

“We started our Residential Water Assistance Program because no one should have to struggle to fit water into their family’s budget,” said RWA President and CEO Larry L. Bingaman. “The RWA is proud to be a conscious business and dedicated community partner. We go to great lengths to keep our high-quality water affordable, and this newly expanded program provides that extra helping hand to our neighbors facing financial hardships. This assistance helps those members of our community maintain their water use and their home budget, so that they can get back on their feet faster.”

Anyone interested in applying for the Residential Water Assistance Program should contact Dollar Energy, RWA’s partner on this initiative, at 1-800-375-1388. Callers will be connected with Dollar Energy’s Program Coordinator or their Hardship Program Coordinator who will provide free, confidential assistance.

Applicants can also visit or call one of the RWA’s other community partners:

  • Salvation Army of New Haven
    • 450 George Street, New Haven; 203-624-9891
  • Salvation Army of Ansonia
    • 26 Lester Street, Ansonia; 203-736-0707
  • TEAM, Inc. of Ansonia, Bethany, Derby, Milford and Seymour
    • 30 Elizabeth Street, Derby; 203-736-5420