ALCOSAN’s Clean Water Assistance Fund

Clean Water Assistance Fund

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority has created the Clean Water Assistance Fund to help families pay their sewage treatment bills. This program serves low-income homeowners in the 83 municipalities that ALCOSAN serves. It is administered by Dollar Energy Fund.

Under the program, a credit of $40 will be applied every three months to the account of an eligible customer. The credit will appear automatically every three months, even if the customer is billed monthly, bimonthly or quarterly.

Credits will be applied to a customer’s account by the agencies that bill for sewage treatment services – for example, these bills may come from Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority, Jordan Tax Service, Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority, your municipality or some other agency.

Eligibility Requirements

You must be a sewage treatment customer of one of the 83 municipalities that are served by ALCOSAN. Click here for a complete list of communities served by ALCOSAN.

Customers must have a gross (before tax) income that is between 0 percent and 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

Use our Income Calculator to find out if your gross (before tax) income is within the range of eligibility for this program.

How to Apply

To apply for the Clean Water Assistance Fund, please visit one of our community-based agency partners to process your application. Find an agency in your area with Dollar Energy Fund’s Agency Finder.

Some agencies require appointments, so please contact the agency to determine if an appointment is needed at the location you prefer. Also, note that most agencies provide multiple services in addition to accepting applications for the Clean Water Assistance Fund. You may have to specifically mention that you are looking to apply for the program to be directed to the appropriate department.

You must have the following information available to complete the application.

  • Copy of you water/sewage bill, which includes ALCOSAN charges
  • Total gross monthly income for all in the household who are employed *
  • Social security numbers for all members of the household

* If you are already eligible for an assistance program through another utility, you can use that approval to verify your eligibility. 

For additional information on ALCOSAN’s Clean Water Assistance Fund, visit

Program Fact Sheet

The following fact sheet was created by ALCOSAN and contains relevant information for the program, including a list of contacts for agencies accepting applications.  Please print and share this document as needed.

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