Low-income Arlington homeowners can now request financial assistance for minor plumbing repairs.
The city launched the program to help low-income residents with minor repairs and conserve water. Eligible repairs include faucets, showers, toilets and water leaks that are not inside walls or underground. Trained plumbing professionals will handle repairs.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, repairing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10% on their water bills.
“But fixing a running toilet or a dripping faucet isn’t something all homeowners feel comfortable doing and calling a plumber could lead to economic strain, if household budgets are tight,” the city said in a press release.
To qualify, an applicant must own and live in the home and meet certain income requirements. For example, a family of four must have a household income of less than $ 64,650.
Funding for the program comes from the city’s water department revenue. The nonprofit Arlington Urban Ministries is helping to administer the funds.
To apply, fill out the Arlington Urban Ministries’ application for utility assistance. More information is available here.