DWSD is Here to Help – Water Assistance Programs
No one has to lose their water service
The Lifeline Plan
Are you experiencing poverty and need assistance with your water bill? The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) and community partners offer Water Assistance Programs for eligible households, including Detroit's income-based water affordability program — the Lifeline Plan.
Residents who are enrolled in or applied for an assistance program will continue in a moratorium. For other households with delinquent accounts and who have the ability to pay, the water shutoff moratorium was lifted on December 31, 2022.