Senior Citizen Water Bill Assistance Program


Senior Citizen Discount Program

Baltimore seniors on a limited income should not by over-burdened in order to pay for life’s essentials. That is why the Baltimore City Department of Public Works offers financial assistance to senior citizens who qualify in order to pay their water bills.

Who Can Apply?

Homeowners and tenants can apply each year for the discount if they meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant must be a City of Baltimore resident who receives a water/sewer bill directly from the City.
  • The principal resident must be age 65 or older.
  • The combined gross household income must be $30,600 or less.
  • The applicant must certify that he/she is the property owner-of-record with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, or provide a lease showing his/her responsibility for paying water/sewer charges at that property.

What is the discount?

Those who qualify receive a 43% discount on their water and sewer rates charged on each bill. In addition, seniors who receive the discount will be automatically enrolled in the hardship program that waives the Bay Restoration and Stormwater fee.

How can I apply?

Eligible senior citizens may apply in person at any of the City's Senior Community Centers listed below or by calling 311 or (410) 396-5398 to have an application mailed to them.  Customers may also Print or Complete the Application Online.  Once completed, applications and supporting documentation should be mailed to Baltimore City Department of Public Works, Customer Support and Services Division, 200 Holliday Street, Suite 8, Baltimore, MD 21202 or emailed to [email protected].

Please Note:  Only one water bill account per household is eligible to receive this discount.  A renewal notice will be sent annually to recertify eligibility.  If eligibility is not reconfirmed, the discount program will be removed from the account.

Verification:  In order to prove eligibility you will need to submit the following along with your application:

  • Proof of age (copy of Maryland Driver's License, State identification card or birth certificate).
  • Proof of property ownership or lease agreement showing that the tenant is responsible for water/sewer charges.
  • Proof of all income for the entire household such as current tax returns, 1099 statements, eligibility letters from Social Security, Social Services, or the Veterans Administration.

Baltimore City Senior Centers

Baltimore City Senior Centers serve as the focal point for services to seniors in the community while always striving to meet the physical, emotional and social needs of the seniors through programming and services that promote wellness, foster a sense of independence and self-worth, enhance the quality of life for all and promote a positive image of aging.

Senior Centers in Baltimore City 

Action in Maturity, Inc. (AIM)
Elizabeth Briscoe, Director
700 W. 40th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone: 410-889-7915
Fax: 410-889-7921
Email: [email protected]

 

Oliver Senior Center
Karen Wheeler, Senior Center Manager
1700 N. Gay Street, Suite B
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: 410-396-3861
Fax: 410-545-6239
Email:  [email protected]

 

Allen Senior Center
Ryta Arrington, Project Director
1401 Towson Street Baltimore, MD 21230 Phone: 410-685-6224
Fax: 410-685-6225
Email:[email protected]

 

Oliver Senior Center
Karen Wheeler, Senior Center Manager
1700 N. Gay Street, Suite B
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: 410-396-3861
Fax: 410-545-6239
Email:  [email protected]

 

Forest Park Senior Center
Rev. Daniel C. Worthy,Director
4801 Liberty Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21207
Phone: 410-466-2124
Fax: 410-466-2154
Email: [email protected]

Senior Network of North Baltimore
Gwen Lloyd, Director
5828 York Road Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: 410-323-7131
Fax: 410-323-3576
Email:  [email protected]

Harford Senior Center
Curleen Davis, Project Director
4920 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Phone: 410-426-4009
Fax: 410-426-0052
Email: [email protected]

Waxter Center for Senior Citizens
Erika DesRavines, Senior Center Manager
1000 Cathedral Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-396-1324
Fax: 410-396-1330
Email: [email protected]

Hatton Senior Center
Adrienne Blumberg, Manager
2825 Fait Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410-396-9025
Fax: 410-545-7891
Email:[email protected]

John Booth/ Hooper Senior Center
Rosalee Velenovsky, Center Mgr.
2601- A East Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: 410-396-9202
Fax: 410-396-9110
Email:[email protected]

 

Greenmount Senior Center
Angela Lee, Project Director
425 E. Federal Street
Baltimore,MD 21202
Phone:410-396-3552
Fax:410-528-8811
Email [email protected]

Zeta Center for Healthy and Active
Leslie Yancy, Director
4501 Reisterstown Road Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-396-3535
Fax: 410-466-1864
Email: Leslie.Yancybaltimorecity.gov

 

Cherry Hill Senior Center at the Rowing Center
Jo Ann Cason
3301 Waterview Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: 410-396-2920
Email: [email protected]