Low-Income Water Rate Assistance Act (Assembly Bill 401)
- Policy Category: Drinking Water
- State: California
- Date Implemented: 10/9/2015
Assembly Bill 401 was added to the Water Code (Section 189.5), and directed the Water Quality Control Board to develop a plan for a statewide Low-Income Water Rate Assistance Program by 2018. The Act directs the Board to develop a plan for the funding and implementation of the Program. Low-income is defined as “a household with income that is equal to or no greater than 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline level.”
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- Action Agency(ies): Water Quality Control Board
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