Water Assistance Program

If you, or someone you know as a past due water bill, the Water Assistance Program may be able to help.

The Water Assistance Program is a onetime federal program funded through the US Department of Health and Human Services. While the Department of Energy administers the program, the on-the-ground work is done by local Community Action Agencies with whom the Department contracts.

The Program provides benefits to qualified New Hampshire households to pay off past due balances on their water bills. Benefits range depending on the amount owed.

How to Apply

To apply for the program, contact your local Community Action Agency (CAA) to set up an appointment or to learn more about the application process.

Funding for this program expired on March 31, 2024.

Who Is Eligible?

Households that have a past due water bill from a water utility AND incomes less than 60% state median income may qualify.

  • For a family of 1, a maximum gross annual income of $41,635
  • For a family of 2, a maximum gross annual income of $54,446
  • For a family of 3, a maximum gross annual income of $67,257
  • For a family of 4, a maximum gross annual income of $80,069

Please note that this program cannot assist with expenses from privately owned wells.

Other Resources

  • The Electric Assistance Program provides income eligible customers with a discount on their monthly electric bills.  The Fuel Assistance Program assists those low income households to pay for home heating costs. The Weatherization Assistance Program assists those low-income households most vulnerable to high-energy costs and without the means of making cost-effective energy conservation improvements to their homes.
  • Even if you find that you are not eligible for either FAP or WAP, you may still be able to save money on your energy costs through other programs. See our Energy Efficiency Rebates and Incentives page for more information.
  • SAFETANK Financial Assistance Program - Financial assistance is available to help eligible New Hampshire homeowners repair or replace aging home heating oil storage tank systems.