Assistance Programs

Budget Billing

This option aims to keep your bill uniform for every billing cycle for the coming year. New homeowners may apply based on previous annual average consumption at their current address. Budget billing generally is re-adjusted every March and is calculated by using the previous 12-month average bill. Residents are encouraged to call to have their account added to the Budget Billing list. Accounts must be added by Dec. 31 and bills will be re-adjusted March of the following year.

Leak Adjustment Policy

The City of Brighton’s Leak Adjustment Policy may be viewed here.

Water Assistance Program

Utility customers who qualify may receive up to $300 in credit per year to assist with paying their utility bill. Utility customers in need of assistance may apply online, or to request a paper application call 303-655-2009. The Water Assistance Program is only available to City of Brighton residents. All customers will be asked to show proof of residency at the address associated with their utility bill.

You can roundup your bill to contribute this program here.

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

Administered by the Colorado Department of Humans Services (DHS), the LIHWAP assistance program is federally funded and aims to help residents who are behind in their water bills. To qualify residents must:

  • Complete the LEAP application and LIHWAP addendum
  • Provide a copy of their water bill
  • Pay a water provider directly for either drinking water and/or sewer/waste water
  • Have a past due amount, service disconnected or about to be disconnected
  • Be approved for LEAP for the 2021-2022 season

To apply for LEAP and LIHWAP go to Help applying for LEAP and LIHWAP is available 24/7 at the toll free number 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-86-432-835). Customers can also go to a local DHS Office to pick-up/drop-off an application. There are no minimum or maximum benefits for LIHWAP. This program is first-come, first service. Deadline is ongoing until LIHWAP funds run out.