Get Bill Relief
Helix Water District is a not-for-profit, local government agency and we must comply with Proposition 218, which was passed by California voters in 1996. We can only charge rates that cover the cost of providing water service and we can only charge customers for their service. Unlike investor-owned energy utilities, we cannot collect additional funds from one customer to offer a discount to another customer. This prohibits us from offering a discount program to customers.
If you are in need of bill relief, please see the options available to you below.
Call us! To avoid shutoff for nonpayment, talk with a Helix customer service representative at 619-466-0585 to see if you're eligible for a payment arrangement which allows you to pay your past due bill in installments.
Help for Low Income Households
Apply now! The state of California’s Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program, or LIHWAP, is accepting applications. The program offers income-qualifying customers a one-time payment of up to $15,000 on past due water bills and/or up to $2,000 to pay for future water bills. Funding is expected to run out in March of 2024, so qualifying applicants should apply now. Learn more about LIHWAP.
If you live in La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Casa de Oro (91941 zip code) or Mt. Helix, contact Campesinos Unidos to apply or call 619-391-9790.
If you live in Spring Valley, Casa de Oro (91977 zip code), El Cajon, Bostonia, Lakeview or Winter Gardens fill out the eligibility form at Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee or call 619-349-0123.
You qualify if a member of your household is a current recipient of CalFresh or CalWORKS, or if your gross household income is at or below 60% of the state median income — see table below.
State Median Income
Persons in household
What you need
- Proof of income
Steps to follow
If you live in La Mesa, Lemon Grove,
Casa de Oro (91941 zip code) or Mt. Helix
- Contact Campesinos Unidos
885 Gateway Center Drive, Suite 103 in San Diego
Open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Ask for water bill assistance
- Complete the application
If you live in Spring Valley, Casa de Oro (91977 zip code),
El Cajon, Bostonia, Lakeview or Winter Gardens
- Apply for the program through https://maacproject.org/ Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee and complete the online application.
If you need assistance completing the form, please contact MAAC at 619-349-0123 or email them at [email protected]. Their hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.