Senior Citizen Water Bill Assistance 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 $30,000 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.

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.

Action in Maturity, Inc. (AIM) 
Pat Chalfant, Director 
3900 Roland Avenue 
Baltimore, MD 21211 
Phone: (410) 889-7915 
Fax: (410) 889-7921
Allen Senior Center 
Rita Arrington, Project Director 
1404 S. Charles Street 
Baltimore, MD 21230 
Phone: (410) 685-6224 
Fax: (410) 685-6225
Cherry Hill Senior Life Center 
Robin Rich, Center Director 
606 Cherry Hill Road - Suite 201 
Baltimore, MD 21225 
Phone: (410) 354-5101 
Fax: (410) 354-5103
Forest Park Senior Center 
Doris Brightful, Project Director 
4801 Liberty Heights Avenue 
Baltimore, MD 21207 
Phone: (410) 466-2124 
Fax: (410) 466-2154
Harford Senior Center 
Curleen Davis, Project Director 
4920 Harford Road 
Baltimore, MD 21214 
Phone: (410) 426-4009 
Fax: (410) 426-4081
Hatton Senior Center 
Elaine Hall, Senior Center Manager
2825 Fait Avenue 
Baltimore, MD 21224 
Phone: (410) 396-9025 
Fax: (410) 545-7891
Greenmount Senior Center 
Kimo Nam, Project Director 
425 E. Federal Street 
Baltimore, MD 21202 
Phone: (410) 396-3552 
Fax: (410) 625-0493
John Booth Senior Center
Rosalee Velenovsky, 
Senior Center Manager
229-1/2 S. Eaton Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (410) 396-9202
Fax: (410) 675-0383
Edward A. Myerberg Senior Center 
Linda Trope, Project Director 
3101 Fallstaff Road 
Baltimore, MD 21209 
Phone: (410) 358-6856 
Fax: (410) 358-1816
Oliver Senior Center 
Karen Wheeler, Senior Center Manager
1700 N. Gay Street 
Baltimore, MD 21213 
Phone: (410) 396-3861
Fax: (410) 545-6239
Sandtown-Winchester Senior Center 
Mary Parker-Collins, Senior Center Manager 
1601 N. Baker Street 
Baltimore, MD 21217 
Phone: (410) 396-7724 
Fax: (410) 462-2469
Senior Network of North Baltimore 
Jim Williams, Director 
5828 York Road 
Baltimore, MD 21212 
Phone: (410) 323-7131 
Fax:   (410) 323-4409
Southwest Senior Center
Susan Patry, Project Director
1200 W. Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21223 
Phone: (410) 454-1083
Fax: (410) 576-0782
Waxter Center for Senior Citizens 
Kenya B. Cousin - Senior Center Manager
1000 Cathedral Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201 
Phone: (410) 396-1324 
Fax: (410) 396-1330
Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging
4501 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 396-3535
Fax: (410) 466-1864
Center Manager: Leslie Yancey