The East Bay Municipal Utility District offers a few different programs to help Oakland California residents with their water bills. They offer payment extension plans, a resource known as the Customer Assistance Program (CAP), and advice on how to save water, which will in effect reduce future water bills.
The main assistance program offered is the Customer Assistance Program (CAP). This program provides assistance to customers who are having difficulty paying their bills. The Oakland region has a program that helps low income customers pay their water bills. The program is funded by the government and private donations. The program can also help pay the water bills for local charities such as homeless shelters.
This financial help is for people who have a low income, are seniors, unemployed, disabled, or have some other type of need. The requirements for the Customer Assistance Program are similar to the ones for the PG&E CARE Program. To apply for this financial assistance program, you can simply include a copy of your PG&E CARE bill with your application. To be eligible for this program, you may need to meet additional requirements and provide proof.
The CAP program will reimburse families who reside in single-family dwellings for a portion of their living expenses. This means that if you need help with your bills, the government may be able to cover half of the cost. This program can cover up to 50% of home water use for each eligible household, up to a maximum of 1,050 gallons per person per month.
The program provides extensive assistance to low-income individuals in the form of money and other resources. This means that starting from January 1, 2012, every single-family home will get a 35% discount on their wastewater service charge and flow charges. This could lead to even more savings on sewer bills.
If a charity in the Oakland region provides housing for homeless people, it may be eligible for a 50% discount on the water meter charge (depending on the size of the meter) and 50% off the water usage per person. The government will only pay for up to 1,050 gallons of water per person, per month, for each homeless shelter. This means that, starting from January 1st 2012, homeless shelters will get a 35% discount on the water and sewage charges they receive from the East Bay Municipal Utility District.
In order to qualify for the Customer Assistance Program, you must meet certain income and household size conditions. This means that they are struggling to get by on a tight budget and may not have the means to afford things that other people take for granted. It is important to remember that just because someone is low income does not mean they are lazy or undeserving, but rather that they need a little extra help to make ends meet. What will be considered is the number of people in the household as well as the total amount of money the household earns, which includes all residents of the home or apartment. The applicant’s primary residence must have an individual water meter installed. We do not provide assistance for second homes or for people who do not live in our service area.
Additional East Bay Municipal Utility District assistance programs
There are other ways that EBMUD can help you pay your water bill, besides the discounts and savings indicated above. The following are included.
If a customer is struggling to pay their water bill, EBMUD will work with them to try to find a solution to prevent their water service from being shut off. The customer may be able to arrange a payment plan or extend the due date for their water or sewer bill.
The company has a WaterSmart Center that gives people tips and tricks on how to save water and reduce their water bill.
For more information about these options or additional assistance programs, call 1-866-403-2683.