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Missouri American Water Encourages Customers to Utilize New Low-Income Assistance Program

Mar 23, 2022
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/missouri-american-water-encourages-customers-120000619.html

ST. LOUIS, March 22, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Qualifying Missouri American Water customers can receive up to $750 for water and/or wastewater services through a new, temporary federal program – the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP). Customers may also receive assistance through the company’s H2O Help to Others program, installment plans, and budget billing options.

The Missouri Department of Social Services (MoDSS) began accepting applications for LIHWAP on Feb. 28, 2022. Missouri American Water is encouraging its customers to utilize the new one-time payment of up to $750 for water and/or wastewater (sewer) bills.

"We understand that while a water bill is usually the lowest utility bill, it’s not the only bill that needs to be paid and there are families who may need assistance," said Missouri American Water president Rich Svindland. "We encourage our customers to utilize the assistance funds made available by the federal government through LIHWAP, our funds through the H2O Help to Others Program, and installment plans and budget billing to help keep water flowing."

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