Philadelphia Water Department- Low Income Conservation Program

Program Category: Residential (indoor & outdoor)

Lead administrating organization/company: Philadelphia Water Department (PWD)

Locality(ies) and State(s) in which the program operates: PA

Technology/end use(s) targeted:

The LICAP program is administered by the Energy Coordinating Agency which uses local minority owned businesses to install water conservation materials and provide water conservation education.

Program approach and services provided:

Since 1986, the Philadelphia Water Department’s Low Income Conservation Assistance Program has been providing water conservation services to approximately 1,500 low income families each year in Philadelphia. The program starts with a home audit, which often reflects infrastructure weakness such as leaking water pipes and faucets, includes water usage education for the household and access to rain barrels, and results in an average reduction of 25% in water usage.