Washington Water recognizes that customers sometimes have difficulty making ends meet—due to job loss, illness, or other hardship—and offers several ways to help you manage your water bill.
If you having difficulty paying your water bill, you may be eligible for support, including long-term payment arrangements or bill assistance. Please contact us to see what options are available.
Renters with both past-due rent and (water) utility bills may be eligible for the federal government’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The program is administered by various agencies depending on the county. For more information, see the Rent Assistance Providers List on the Washington State Department of Commerce web site.
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program
Income-qualified customers may also be able to receive financial assistance from the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) to help pay their water bills. LIHWAP offers a one-time benefit of up to $2,500 for past-due bills accrued during any time frame.
See if you are eligible and learn where to submit an application on our LIHWAP page.
Information on Possible Scams
Some scammers attempt to take advantage of customers by convincing them that payment must be made immediately to avoid disconnection of service. If you receive a call about your water bill and are unsure whether it is legitimate, please hang up, do not provide any credit card or personal information, and call Customer Service for verification.
For general information about scams targeting utility customers, see our Protecting Yourself Against Utility Scams page.