Eligible Buffalo residents can receive a discount on their water bill between $60 and $90 a year.
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Eligibility is determined by income and household size.
You'll need documents to verify your income and residency.
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If you’re approved, you’ll receive a discount on your next water bill.
You may qualify for additional Pathways to Affordable Water. These include
Yes! Though it may depend on who pays the water bill.
If you pay your own water bill, you may apply normally. If you do not pay your own water bill or if water is included in your rent, you might still be eligible for water assistance.
It is possible for your landlord to receive the water discount on your behalf. However, this is not legal advice and we highly recommend reviewing the Tenant's Rights Guide prepared by the office of the New York State Attorney General.