January 21, 2014 > Water District launches program to help low income users
Water District launches program to help low income users
Submitted By ACWD
Alameda County Water District (ACWD) has launched a new water conservation program that is geared toward low income single-family homeowners to promote water savings while also helping these homeowners save money on their water bills.
The DistrictÕs new program, the Water Savings Assistance Program, will provide income-qualified single-family homeowners with a water use efficiency survey to help identify water saving opportunities, a leak check and fix for common toilet leaks and, based on the flow rates of the existing water using fixtures, free water efficient toilets, faucet aerators, and showerheads, installed at no cost to the homeowner. All in-home services will be provided by a licensed plumbing contractor.
ÒACWD has numerous water conservation programs available for our customers but we found that many of these programs are not fully utilized by the DistrictÕs low income homeowners due to cost limitations and other barriers,Ó said ACWD Water Conservation Supervisor Stephanie Nevins. ÒThe Water Savings Assistance Program intends to address these barriers by providing a full service water conservation program to help these customers save water.Ó
As an incentive, low income homeowners who participate in this program will also receive a one-time $50 credit on their water bill. Program participants must meet certain income and household size requirements, as well as comply with the ProgramÕs Terms and Conditions.
ÒGiven the ongoing dry conditions we appreciate the conservation efforts of our customers and the District is pleased to offer a new program that makes implementation of water conservation measures more accessible to our low income homeowner customers,Ó said ACWD Board President Paul Sethy.
The Program will run until June 30, 2014 or until funds are depleted. Funding is limited and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested customers should visit: www.acwd.org/wsaprogram to learn more and to see if they qualify, or they can call 510-668-4207 or email Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org.Ê