How can you get help with paying a water bill?


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Those in need of help paying water bills can turn to nonprofit organizations, charities and government programs for help. One such company that helps people pay their water bills is American Water, which operates in Florida, Pennsylvania, California, Texas and Massachusetts, as of 2015.

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How can you get help with paying a water bill?
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Individuals who have fallen behind on water bills should immediately call the customer service department of their water provider, as many providers have services that help customers pay their bills. Financial aid is not usually common through the water service provider, but many water utility services allow some type of installment plan to pay a bill over time.

Customers may also be eligible to receive assistance on their bill from programs like the Low Income Payment Program or the H2O Help to Others Program. The assistance these programs provide can be a credit or installment plan on the customer's account, and possible cash grants. Qualifying for the Low Income Payment Program means limits on the household monthly income, and the criteria to qualify varies from state to state.

A benefit to the H20 Help to Others Program is that the program connects customers to other sources of financial aid and resources in their local community, such as agencies, charities and non-profits with programs that may qualify the individual for some type of aid.

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