Skip to main content

With Great Power Comes Great Responsi-bill-ity.

April 21, 2022

Post by Elsemarie Mullins, Project Director at the UNC EFC The responsibility of water utilities to collect public enterprise fees As the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) was formed less than a year ago, a common billing practice … Continued

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

November 15, 2021

For many years, the federally–funded Low Income Household Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has assisted customers with energy and heating bills, but no equivalent existed for water/wastewater bills until 2020. In the wake of COVID-19 and many moratoria on water and wastewater disconnections, Congress funded a Low Income … Continued

Updates for Multiple Federal Coronavirus Relief Programs

August 12, 2021

Post by Elsemarie Mullins and Kimberly Kirkhart Since the EFC’s last blog post about Federal Funding for Coronavirus relief, more guidance has been released regarding how funds will be distributed and what utilities can expect. Although the previous fact sheets … Continued

Disconnections – Where’s the data?

October 16, 2020

On October 5th, two House Democrats, Harley Rouda and Rashida Tlaib, submitted this letter to ask the director of the CDC to give a nation-wide moratorium on water disconnections due to non-payment through the state of emergency because of COVID-19. … Continued