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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507

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Low Income Discount Program

There is a program granted to persons who meet the qualifications and requirements of OHMC 3.90.030 and 3.90.040 for relief from the city’s water, sewer, and solid waste service charges.  After review of the application and Finance Director approval, a rate reduction of 17% would be applied to the water meter, sewer, and 20-gallon trash cart charges.


  1. Applicant must supply a copy of the most recently filed Income Tax Return and proof of income supporting stated income.
  2. Changes in the applicant’s financial circumstances must be reported to the Finance Department to maintain eligibility.
  3. Applicant must renew the low income discount eligibility annually.  Failure to apply for renewal under the low income discount program will result in regular charges to the utility account.

Poverty Guidelines:
2018 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia

Persons in
Poverty guideline
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
 4  $25,100
 5  $29,420
 6  $33,740
 7  $38,060
 8  $42,380

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,320 for each additional person.

To participate in the low income discount program, please complete the following application and return to the Utility office located at 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor WA 98277.  For questions, please call 360-279-4530.

Low Income Credit Application


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