ST. LOUIS – Missourians can get up to $750 toward water and sewer bills through Missouri American Water and MSD Project Clear. Both are working to educate customers about their Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP).

The program is a “temporary, federally-funded assistance program” that helps low-income families with their water and/or sewer bills.

Customers can receive a one-time grant of up to $750 toward their bills including disconnection or reconnection fees, the threat of disconnection, past due bills, and current bills.

Only 1,100 people across the state have utilized this program for their water bills. MSD has seen roughly 4,000 people use this program for their sewer bills. The program will continue to September 2023.

Click here to learn more and apply.

Illinois residents who need help paying their utility bills amid high energy prices have a place to turn for financial relief.

Gov. JB Pritzker is encouraging families in need to apply for assistance through the Help Illinois Families Program. $150 million is available, this includes an additional $80 million for those whose utilities may be shut off at any moment.

Financial help can range from $250 to a maximum of $5,000.

For more information, go to to apply or call the hotline for real-time assistance in over 30 languages at 1-833-711-0374.