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H2O Care Fund

The City of Wichita invites you to participate in a voluntary donation program to help those who are having difficulty paying their water bills.

The City recognizes that there are many residents who are struggling during these difficult economic times. This voluntary program provides a simple way to directly help others. Even small donations can add up and provide a way for people to maintain their water service.

The program will be administered by the Center of Hope, a local nonprofit that provides emergency financial assistance to support individuals and families in Wichita. Assistance will be provided to customers who meet the guidelines listed. Recipients will also receive information on ways to reduce water consumption.

Options available for donations to the H2O Care Fund program include

​Do you need help paying your water bill?

One-time assistance is available for low-income customers from the two programs listed below. Also, get Save Wichita Water tips on how to reduce your water bill!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Center of Hope

  1. Your water service is shut off and the past due amount is greater than $150.
  2. You have a past due amount less than $150 and your service is in danger of being shut off.
  3. You are experiencing a sudden emergency and are unable to pay your bill.​

​Contact the Center of Hope at 267-0222 for information on applying for assistance.

Supplemental Water Bill Assistance Program - $50

On Tuesday, November 19, the Wichita City Council approved a temporary assistance program to help residents defray the cost of their December service.

Qualifications:

  1. Active City of Wichita Residential Water Account in your name.
  2. Approved for 2019 Low Income Energy Assistance (LIEAP) benefits in your name.
  3. Applications must be filed between December 1 and December 31, 2019.
  4. Program ends on December 31, 2019 or when all funding is exhausted.

Online application available December 1

Do you ​​need help paying your water bill?

One-time assistance is available for low-income customers in one of the following three levels:

  1. Your water service is shut off and the past due amount is greater than $150.
  2. You have a past due amount less than $150 and your service is in danger of being shut off.
  3. You are experiencing a sudden emergency and are unable to pay your bill.​

​Contact the Center of Hope at 267-0222 for information on applying for assistance.