Released on March 9, 2023 - 11:34am

The City of Laurel is partnering with WSSC Water and Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services (LARS) to provide immediate help to residents who are behind on their water and sewer bills.

The funds are part of the City of Laurel’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) program, which was created after President Joe Biden signed into law federal funding to help communities recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Residents of the City of Laurel may receive up to $3,000 in bill assistance, which has been increased from the previous maximum of $1,500. If you need assistance with your WSSC Water bill, please contact LARS directly.

To apply through LARS:

Also available is the WSSC Water Customer Assistance Program (CAP), which provides financial assistance to approved residential customers by waiving the Ready to Serve Charges.  You can apply for CAP through the Maryland Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) in Prince George’s County at 301-909-6300 or [email protected]. For additional information, call OHEP at 800-332-6347 or go to



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