Rebates on water bills are available to residents 65 years of age or older.  You must be the owner of the property you apply for and that must be your principal place of residence.  There are two types of rebates, depending on whether you have a separate water bill or share a meter with other units.

If you have your own water meter and receive a water bill solely addressed to you, you may apply for the Chicago Department of Water Management Senior Citizen Exemption.  This will exempt you from all future sewer charges on your water bill.

Please provide our office with:

  • Proof of Age (Driver’s License, ID or birth certificate)
  • Proof of Ownership (mortgage statement, tax bill, deed or homestead exemption certificate)
  • Proof of Residence (gas, electric or phone bill)
  • Complete application, available here

More information is available at the Department of Water Management website. You must compile all the documents and return to the 47th Ward Office.

If you share a water meter and pay a water bill in conjunction with other units in your building or complex, you may apply for the Sewer Charge Annual Refund for Seniors from the City of Chicago Committee on Finance.  This rebate requires the introduction of an ordinance by Alderman Pawar. You must file for this refund on an annual basis.

Please provide our office with:

  • The most recent water bill
  • Proof of homestead deduction (2nd installment of tax bill or approved application for homestead deduction)
  • Proof of Age (Driver’s License, ID, passport or birth certificate)
  • Complete application, available here

More information is available at the Committee on Finance website. You must compile all the documents and return to the 47th Ward Office.