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Eligible Customers Encouraged to Re-Enroll in Winter Moratorium and Bill Discount Programs

Pittsburgh, PA - The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is encouraging eligible low income customer to re-enroll in the Authority's Customer Assistance Program. The program protects low-income residential customers from having their water shut off due to non-payment from December 1st through March 31st. This moratorium is available to single-family residential customers earning an annual income that is at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. Customers must enroll in the program annually.

 

“We encourage eligible customers to contact Dollar Energy Fund to re-enroll in the Winter Moratorium and to learn about the other assistance programs offered by PWSA,” said PWSA Board Member Councilwoman Deborah Gross.

 

“We recognize that many of our customers struggle to keep up with their utility bills. Our decision to continue the Winter Moratorium program affirms our commitment to protecting our most vulnerable residents from water shut off during cold winter months,” said PWSA Board Chairman Paul Leger.

 

In addition to the Winter Moratorium, PWSA also offers Bill Discount and Hardship Cash Assistance to eligible customers. All three assistance programs are administered on behalf of PWSA by Dollar Energy Fund. Customers interested in enrolling or renewing their enrollment should contact Dollar Energy Fund at (866) 762-2348. Before calling, customers should review the income eligibility chart on this page to determine if their income, based on household size, falls within the income limits.

 


 

PWSA Customer Assistance Programs

 

Winter Shut Off Moratorium: December 1st through March 31st for customers who are at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.
 
Bill Discount Program: 50% reduction of fixed monthly water and wastewater conveyance charges for customers at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level.
 
Cash Assistance Program: Cash grants up to $300 per year for customers at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level.
 
Private Lead Line Replacement Community Environmental Project: Lead line replacements for customers who are at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. Funds for this program are available from a settlement of an enforcement action between PWSA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

 

More information can be found online at www.pgh2o.com/cap.

 


 

About PWSA

 

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) is the largest combined water, sewer and stormwater authority in Pennsylvania, serving 300,000 consumers throughout the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

  • Published
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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