LIHWAP - Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

Indian River County or Okeechobee residents can apply for water assistance with the Economic Opportunities Council by: 

Calling 772-562-4177 to speak with Community Services Specialist (8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday)

Picking up a paper application from the drop box outside of our locations (available 24/7)

  • EOC Administrative Office – 2455 St. Lucie AvenueVero Beach, FL 32960
  • Northside Head Start Center – 1798 NW 9th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972

To meet the criteria for this grant-funded assistance program, you must:

  • Be a resident of Indian River County or Okeechobee County
  • Have a household income of 150% FPL or less 
  • Be able to provide the following documents:
  1. ID card (for everyone in the household, ages 18+)
  2. Social Security Card (for everyone in the household)
  3. Proof of all income for the past 30 days (for everyone in the household)
  4. Proof of Address (Lease/Rental Agreement, Mortgage)
  5. Food Stamp Award Letter (only if you get these benefits)
  6. Water Bill

The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a federally funded program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to assist income-eligible families with water and wastewater costs.

Indian River County
2455 St. LucieAvenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960

Okeechobee County
1798 NW 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL  34972

We are no longer taking applications for Electric, Water, or Rental Assistance until further notice. Please check back periodically for updates.