** This program closed on June 30th, 2023. If you own your home and have unpaid water or wastewater utility bills you may be eligible for the Maine Homeowner Assistance Program. **
The Maine Water Assistance Program is a limited-time program to assist Maine residents who may have fallen behind or had difficulty paying their drinking water and wastewater bills. The program provides direct payments to water and sewer utilities on behalf of customers.
This program is available to income-qualified Maine households who receive their water through public water or wastewater utilities and have an account in their name. It covers unpaid bill balances, property liens for water utility non-payment and bills for customers facing a disconnection notice. The program may also provide a credit to eligible households to defray future water costs.