Utility Rate Assistance Program

The City of Riverbank Adopts Utility Rate Assistance Program!

The Utility Rate Assistance Program (URAP) is designed to assist Seniors (age 65+ for Water & Sewer and age 60+ for Garbage) and Permanently-disabled residents who are considered extremely low-income to receive discounts on their water and sewer bills.

Discount Rate (every 2 months)



Total Discount$49.70 (every 2 months)

Application Timeline

Applications are accepted year round.  If approved, your discount will be effective the next full billing cycle.


Program Requirements


     1.  Applicant must be a Senior, age 65+ for Water & Sewer/ 60+ for Garbage, - or - permanently-disabled.


     2.  Account must be a residential account (property cannot be a commercial property, duplex, triplex, four-plex, mobile home park or apartment building with a single meter.


     3.  Home must have an individual meter.


     4.  The City of Riverbank utility bill must be in your name.


     5.  You must live at the address where the discount will be received.


     6.  Your household must meet the income guidelines in the table below.  These guidelines are  based on the HCD Annual Income Limits currently in effect at the time your application is submitted.  At this time, the 2022 Income Limits are in effect.


 # of persons
in Household
Household Annual Income
(all income sources before taxes)
1$29,550 or less
2$33,800 or less
3$38,000 or less
4$42,200 or less
5$45,600 or less
6$49,000 or less
$52,400 or less 
$55,800 or less
 For each additional person, add: $3,400 per person

     7.  You cannot be claimed as a dependent on another person's income tax return (other than your spouse).
     8.  You must submit a copy of the California Driver's License or California ID for each adult household member.
     9.  You must verify the household gross annual income by submitting:
         *Last years' tax return, including all Schedule C and E filed with the return.
         *Social Security/Pension benefit statements, SSI Letter, which is obtained by calling 
         *Two most recent paystubs (if applicable).
         *Copies of any other source of income indicated in Question #4 of the application.
     10.  You must notify the City of Riverbank if your household no longer qualifies for the program.
     11.  You are required to recertify your eligibility every two (2) years.


your application here

Utility Rate Assistance Program Application - English

Utility Rate Assistance Program Application - Spanish


  Applications can be submitted in person at:

    City Hall South

    Finance Department

    6617 Third Street

    Riverbank, CA 95367

Or Via Mail to:

City of Riverbank

Attn:  Utility Rate Assistance Program

6707 Third Street

Riverbank, CA 95367