Rebates on water bills are available to residents 65 years of age or older.  You must be the owner of the property you apply for and that must be your principal place of residence.  There are two types of rebates, depending on whether you have a separate water bill or share a meter with other units:

If you have your own water meter and receive a water bill solely addressed to you, you may apply for the Water Department Senior Citizen Exemption.  This will exempt you from all future sewer charges on your water bill. Only single family homes qualify for the senior citizen exemption.

Please provide our office with:

  • Proof of Age (Driver’s License, ID or birth certificate)
  • Proof of Ownership (mortgage statement, tax bill, deed or homestead exemption certificate)
  • Proof of Residence (gas, electric or phone bill)
  • Complete application, available here

You will need to have the application notarized.

More information is available at the Department of Water Management website

Please compile all the documents and return to the 32nd Ward Office.

If you share a water meter and pay a water bill in conjunction with other units in your building or complex, you may apply for the Sewer Charge Annual Refund for Seniors from the Committee on Finance.  The rebate program only applies to condos, townhomes, and co-ops. Two to six unit buildings do not qualify for either program. This rebate requires the introduction of an ordinance by Alderman Waguespack. You must file for this refund on an annual basis.

Please provide our office with:

  • The most recent water bill
  • Proof of homestead deduction (2nd installment of tax bill or approved application for homestead deduction)
  • Proof of Age (Driver’s License, ID, passport or birth certificate)
  • Complete application, available here

More information is available at the Committee on Finance website

Please compile all the documents and return to the 32nd Ward Office.