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How can you get assistance paying your water bill?

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Individuals who need help paying their water bills should turn to non-profit organizations, charities and government programs for help. American Water is a company that helps individuals pay their water bills, and they operate in Florida, Pennsylvania, California, Texas and Massachusetts, as of March 2015.

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How can you get assistance paying your water bill?
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Individuals who need assistance with their water bills can turn to their water service provider, as many have ways to help customers who are having a difficult time paying their water bills. Financial aid is not usually available through water service providers, but many water utility services usually have installment plans available to help customers pay their bill over time. Customers may also be eligible to receive assistance from programs such as the Low Income Payment Program or the H2O Help to Others Program.

These programs can provide help in the way of a credit or installment plan on the customer's billing account, as well as possible cash grants. There are income limits when it comes to qualifying for these programs, and the criteria required to qualify varies from state to state.

The H20 Help to Others Program can connect customers to other sources of financial aid and resources in their local community, such as non-profits, agencies and charities that have programs that may qualify the individual for some type of aid.

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