Emergency Wastewater Rate Assistance Program

EWRAP Applications and Appointments 

Applications taken in the fall and winter each year

The Emergency Wastewater Rate Assistance Program (EWRAP) provides a 30 percent discount on MSD wastewater charges to qualifying low-income customers. Annual renewal required.


  • 30% discount applies to MSD wastewater service charges, wastewater volume charges and consent decree surcharges
  • Following approval into the program, the discount may take up to two billing cycles to become active



Mail-in option

English mail-in application
Solicitud por correo en español

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be the main account holder or listed on the account
  • Must be receiving metered water service for a property used solely for residential purposes, and owned or leased by customer as principal residence
  • Not currently receiving MSD’s Senior Citizen discount as of date of application
  • Total household income* at or below 150% of the poverty line (see table below) and with supporting documentation

​​*Total household income defined as the combined taxable and non-taxable income of ALL persons living at the address, including:

  • Wages or salaries
  • Pensions
  • Gross income from self-employment (IRS Form 1040 Schedule C)
  • Child or spousal support
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Disability payments of SSDI
  • Social Security
  • Rent or royalty income
  • Insurance or legal settlements
  • Interest or dividends from savings accounts, stocks, bonds, or retirement accounts
  • Proceeds-sales price (IRS Form 1040 Schedule D)
  • Cash income or gifts
  • Scholarships and grants

Click here to learn about additional financial assistance programs.