Detroit Water Fund

While many DWSD customers have the financial ability to make their monthly water payments, other customers need a helping hand. United Way for Southeastern Michigan and the City of Detroit are joining forces to establish a single water support fund to help those customers who want to pay their bills. It’s a way to help them catch up on overdue bills and stay above water.

Detroit Water Fund Eligibility

  • Customers must visit their local Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in order to enter into a payment plan agreement, and make a 10% down payment on their outstanding bill.
  • The fund will pay up to 25% of a customer's monthly bill for up to 12 months.
  • Customers must continue to pay their remaining portion of the bill each month in order to remain eligible.

Who’s Eligible 

  • Customers who have an outstanding balance between $300 and $1,000;
  • Maintain Average Water Usage for their household size;
  • Customers who are enrolled in DTE's Low Income Self-Sufficiency Plan (LSP) OR have incomes at or below 150% of the federal poverty level.

To download an application for assistance, click here. To apply online, click here.

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