Help with water bills available in Calcasieu

Published 3:42 pm Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Calcasieu Parish residents may be eligible for financial assistance for their water and wastewater bill expenses through the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program.

LiHWAP is based on a resident’s total income, and priority is given to residents over 60, households with children under 5, and those residents with disabilities.

LiHWAP is being implemented in phases:

Phase 1 will involve households that need immediate restoration of services. The application period for this phase will open on Monday, April 4.

Phase 2 will involve households that require immediate payment of past-due bills and payment plans to prevent disconnection of water services. The application period for this phase will open on Monday, May 2.

Phase 3 will involve households seeking assistance with current bills. The application period for this phase will begin on Monday, June 6.

Residents can call 337-721-4033 between 7 a.m.–7 p.m. to schedule appointments to apply beginning on the application date opening in their applicable phase.