Riverside Public Utilities




The Low Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a temporary emergency program administered by the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County. This program helps low-income families with assistance on past due water and sewer bills – up to $2,000.

Eligible LIHEAP customers may receive:

  • Utility Payment Assistance.
  • The Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) financial assistance for weather-related or energy-related emergencies.
  • The Weatherization Program services to improve the energy and efficiency of a home, including attic insulation, weather stripping, minor house repairs, and related energy conservation measures.


Who is eligible for this program?

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the county of Riverside, have an unpaid water or sewer bill, and meet the income guidelines.

2022 LIHWAP Income Eligibility

Household Size

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If you receive CalWorks, CalFresh, and/or received LIHEAP within the last 4 months, you will automatically qualify for LIHWAP.

Funding is limited so not all qualified applicants may be approved. Program expires August 31, 2023, or when funds are exhausted. Be sure to review program guidelines and complete your application with the required documents.

How to apply?

To apply in person, visit

2038 Iowa Ave. Suite B-101/B-102
Riverside, CA 92507

Call 951-955-4900 to make an appointment

To apply online, visit https://www.caliheapapply.com/

To apply by mail, complete the application with required documents attached and mail to:

Community Action Partnership of Riverside County
P.O. Box 5760
Riverside, CA 92517-5760



Questions or Assistance?

LIHWAP applications are administered and processed by the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County.  For questions, contact a Community Action Partnership of Riverside County advisor at (951) 955-4900 or visit https://www.capriverside.org/ for additional County of Riverside resources.

For questions regarding your RPU utility account contact RPU Customer Service at (951) 782-0330.