LEAP Water Assistance Available

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Water Assistance

CDHS (Colorado Department of Human Services) received additional funding from federal government to assist low income households with their water services.  LIHWAP was created to provide a benefit to qualifying household to help reconnect their disconnected drinking water or waste/sewer services, or help the household if facing disconnection with their drinking water and waste/sewer services, or if they have a past due amount with their drinking water and waste/sewer services.  Funds are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.  

To qualify for this assistance, the household must meet these criteria:
- Be approved for LEAP during November 1, 2022 - April 30, 2023
- Complete the English/Spanish LIHWAP Addendum within the LEAP application and submit a copy of your water bill.
- Must pay drinking water services and/or waste/sewer services directly to a water vendor. 
- Services must be in disconnected, facing disconnection, or have a past due amount on the bill.
- For households with water included in rent, rent must be past due or facing eviction.

For households whose water services are paid through group metering, or have well water, please refer to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) https://cdola.colorado.gov/rental-mortgage-assistance