Low-Income Discount Program
Everyone Needs a Little Help Sometimes
At Sammamish Plateau Water, we recognize that water and sewer are essential services. That’s why we developed our Low-Income Discount Program to provide assistance to low-income households. With this program, beginning July 1, 2018, eligible water and sewer customers can apply for a discount on their base utility charges.
Assistance will be provided in the form of either a utility bill discount for directly-billed customers, or a rebate check for indirectly-billed customers (for example, renters who pay for utilities in their rent or renters who pay for their water to a third-party billing service). This program is included in the District’s budget and has been funded by a previous rate adjustment of 0.25% for water rates and 0.25% sewer rates.
Who is eligible?
This program is available to all qualified single- and multi-family residential households. The combined income of all adult household members must not exceed fifty (50) percent of the King County Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) area median household income calculation for the number of persons in the household.
What is the discount?
Eligible customers will receive a discount of 45% on base water service charges and 30% on base sewer service charges. The discount will not apply to consumption charges; wastewater treatment charges; new account fees; disconnect or reconnect fees; or any other District charges/fees.
Low-Income Discount Program Documents
- Low-Income Discount Program General Instructions & Information (PDF)
- Low-Income Discount Program Guidelines (PDF)
- Low-Income Discount Program Application 2018/2019 (PDF)
If you have any questions regarding the above forms, please call us at 425.392.6256 or send us an e-mail.