Clean Water Assistance Fund
The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) created it’s Clean Water Assistance Fund to help families afford their sewage treatment bills. This program is available to eligible residential customers within the 83 municipalities served by ALCOSAN. Dollar Energy Fund will serve as the program administrator.
Under the program, a credit of $30 will be applied every three months to the account of an eligible customer. The credit will appear automatically every three months, even if the customer is billed monthly, bimonthly or quarterly.
Credits will be applied to a customer’s account by the agencies that bill for sewage treatment services – for example, these bills may come from Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, Jordan Tax Service, Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority, your municipality or some other agency.
You must be a sewage treatment customer of one of the 83 municipalities that are served by ALCOSAN.
Customers must have a gross (before tax) income that is between 0 percent and 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Please review the ALCOSAN Income Calculator to find out if your gross (before tax) income is within the range of eligibility for this program: http://www.hardshiptools.org/IncomeCalculator.aspx
How to Apply
To apply for the Clean Water Assistance Fund, please visit one of our community-based agency partners to process your application. Find an agency in your area with Dollar Energy Fund’s Agency Finder: http://www.hardshiptools.org/AgencyFinder.aspx
Some agencies require appointments, so please contact the agency to determine if an appointment is needed at the location you prefer. Also, note that most agencies provide multiple services in addition to accepting applications for the Clean Water Assistance Fund. You may have to specifically mention that you are looking to apply for the program to be directed to the appropriate department.
You must have the following information available to complete the application.
- Copy of you water/sewage bill, which includes ALCOSAN charges
- Total gross monthly income for all in the household who are employed *
- Social security numbers for all members of the household
* If you are already eligible for an assistance program through another utility, you can use that approval to verify your eligibility.
For additional information on ALCOSAN’s Clean Water Assistance Fund, visit www.alcosan.org/CleanWaterAssistanceFund.
A PDF document of this information is also attached: Alcosan Document.