The City of Mesa's Limited Income Senior Rate Program (LISR) is a residential utility assistance program that provides a 30 percent discount on the water service rate, one of the key water rate components on a customer's bill. For the most common type of water service, the discount reduces the fixed monthly charge from $29.23 per month to $20.46 per month. That is an $8.77 monthly savings! The program does not change any other water rate component.
"The Limited Income Senior Rate Program is a very effective and easy way to provide a significant discount to some of our senior residents in Mesa who face financial challenges," said Ed Quedens, City of Mesa Business Services Department Director.
An applicant must be at least 60 years of age, the utility account holder, a permanent full-time resident at the service address and have a limited income that is 200% of the federal poverty level. If a customer qualifies, they won't need to reapply or requalify for five years.
The LISR application is easy to download and includes the income qualifications. The new rate will be applied to the account if qualified and approved. The discount rate is not retroactive.