Water Bill Assistance
Get Help Paying your Water and/or wastewater Bills
HRDC administers Montana’s temporary Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), which provides financial assistance to eligible households to help pay their water and wastewater bills. Eligibility is based on the household’s gross income and resources.
LIHWAP is a temporary program which provides year round water and wastewater bill assistance. LIHWAP helps to reduce arrearages, prevent shutoffs, and reduce monthly rates.
This program is slated to operate from October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2023 or until funds have been expended.
Eligibility is based on the household’s income and resource limits. Homeowner and renter households may apply. To qualify for LIHWAP assistance, you must meet the following requirements:
Be responsible for paying water and/or wastewater (sewer) bills.
Have an active water and/or wastewater account or have an obligation to pay through a rental agreement.
You can apply for assistance through a process coordinated with the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are available at HRDC Offices or online here (link same as LIHEAP).
LIHWAP payments will be made directly to the water vendor. However, if the water is included in the household’s rent payment, the payment may be paid directly to the household.
32 S Tracy Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
121 S Second St
Livingston, MT 59047