Help for eligible low-income homeowners available

Dec 9, 2021, 5:00 PM

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority’s (ALCOSAN) Board of Directors today voted to increase the Authority’s Clean Water Assistance Fund award amount to $40 per quarter, beginning January 1, 2022. This is the largest increase since the inception of the Fund in 2016 and is available to all qualified low-income homeowners in the ALCOSAN service territory.

“We know there are ALCOSAN homeowners who can use some assistance paying the sewage portion of their bills, and I’m grateful we can continue to offer that help,” said Arletta Scott Williams, ALCOSAN’s Executive Director. “I ask everyone to reach out to a neighbor or family member who could benefit from the Clean Water Assistance Fund and help them sign up.”

ALCOSAN’s Clean Water Assistance Fund credit is applied to a customer’s account by the agency that bills for sewage treatment, usually a municipality or water agency. ALCOSAN has committed $1 million dollars to provide this vital customer assistance program.

Customers who meet the income requirements – currently homeowners with an income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty guidelines - should contact Dollar Energy Fund at 1-888-282-6816 or to apply.