Senior Water Discount

The senior water discount program is available to primary, single-family, and owner-occupied residences of Toledo. Homeowners must be 65 or older, or totally and permanently disabled.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for the program?
Applications can be found online or by calling Customer Service at 419-245-1800

Who qualifies for the Senior Water Discount Program?
Senior Water Discount Rates are provided for the primary, single-family owner-occupied residence of Toledo homeowners who are 65 or older, or who are totally disabled, regardless of income.

How do I know if I am receiving Senior Water Discount Rates?
Senior Water Discount Rates are indicated on the utility billing statements: “Your Senior Discount saved you…” As always, please contact Customer Service Representatives at 419-245-1800 with any questions.

Once I receive the Senior Water Discount, do I need to reapply on an annual basis?
No. The discount will continue as long as no changes in ownership or occupancy occur. It is the responsibility of the customer to notify the Department of Public Utilities of any such changes.

I am receiving the Homestead Tax Exemption but have not seen a Senior Water Discount indicated on my utility bill. What can I do?
Please contact a Customer Service Representative for assistance at 419-245-1800.

What is the Additional 15% Senior Water Discount Program?
Toledo residents who already receive the 25% discount on the water volume portion of their bills may qualify for an additional 15% discount based on income and household size.

Who is eligible to receive the additional discount?
Toledo homeowners who are 65 or older or who are totally disabled, who live in a single-family, owner-occupied residence and who fall within income guidelines below from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services based on household size are eligible:

2020 guidelines coming soon!

How do I apply to receive the Additional 15% Senior Water Discount?
Customers may print an application from the website, complete, sign, and mail in for processing. Applications are also available through DPU Customer Service by phone at 419-245-1800 from 7 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday during regular business days or in person at the Customer Service Walk-In Center at 420 Madison Avenue from 8 am to 4:30 pm during regular business days. All applications must be signed and may be submitted by mail to 420 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604, by e-mail to, or in person between 8am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

Who verifies income levels for this program?
The City of Toledo is proud to partner with Pathway (formerly EOPA), which works to improve the lives of lower income households in the community and can also provide access to other resources to benefit those who qualify. Pathway will also provide applications for the Senior Water Discount Program to residents they visit in Toledo homes and to other clients with whom they interact.

When will I know if I am approved for the new discount?
DPU will review eligibility guidelines with Pathway. Approved discounts will begin appearing on the next billing statement.