Applications for MaineHousing’s Maine Water Assistance Program are now being accepted.

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.

You may be eligible for the Maine Water Assistance Program if you:

  • You pay for your own water and/or wastewater services.
  • Are a homeowner or renter
  • If a renter, water and/or wastewater service fee is not included in your rent.
  • Your income is less than the gross household income requirements listed here.

Households that wish to apply to this program can download an application at:

Complete the application by hand or electronically and then sign it.

Send the following documents:

  • Completed application
  • Water and/or Wastewater bill with your name on it
  • Proof of income or benefit letter

to this address:

MaineHousing, Energy & Housing Services, 26 Edison Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

You can also email the completed application and documentation to Mainehousing at

For more information:
Call 1-888-623-6762 and/or email