Water Assistance Program

Last Update:  October 8, 2021 

Water Assistance Program Overview

  • Congress created an emergency water assistance program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Minnesota received $14,666,970.
  • The water assistance program begins October 1, 2021.
  • Water assistance can make payments to public water suppliers (City of Carver) on behalf of eligible residential customers.
  • Program can pay for past due and current water and wastewater usage charges, fees, and deposits.
  • Cannot pay for other municipal services like trash or cable television. 

How Benefits are Distributed

  • Customers apply for water assistance using the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) application.

Per federal guidance, water assistance benefits are prioritized for eligible residential customers in this order: 

  1. Currently disconnected from water or wastewater services.
  2. With a pending water or wastewater disconnection.
  3. With a past due water or wastewater bill. 

To Apply

To print off or request an application form, visit:  Application Form



Contact the Energy Assistance Program Service Provider in your area:

296 145th St West
Rosemount MN 55068
651-322-3500 - Option 1

City of Carver – Vicky Sons-Eiden at vsonseiden@cityofcarver.com or 952-448-8727.