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Water bonus

Water Bonus

This is a bonus provided and governed by ARERA (the Authority for the Regulation of Energy, Networks and Environment), through deliberation 227/2018/R/ IDR.

With deliberation n. 499/2019/R/COM, from 1 January 2020, the Authority has increased the amount of the Bonus applied to water bills for families in difficulty, ensuring reductions not just for water consumption but also for sewage system and water treatment services.

Who is entitled to the water bonus?

Direct and indirect domestic users of the aqueduct, sewage system and water treatment services who find

themselves in social and economic difficulty, i.e. part of families with:

  • ISEE indicator equal or below €8,265;
  • ISEE indicator equal or below €20,000 with at least 4 dependent children (large families);
  • Basic Income or Basic Pension.

Where can entitled users apply?

Self-certification applications for the Water Bonus must be submitted to the Municipality of residence or any other body designated by the Municipality (CAF).

What documents are required to apply?

In addition to filling in the form with their personal details and their water supply account ID, applicants must provide the following documents:

  • an identity document
  • a proxy, required when applying on behalf of a third party
  • a valid ISEE certification
  • a certificate that shows the details of all the members of the family for ISEE purposes (name, surname and tax ID)
  • a certificate that proves the family has at least 4 dependent children (large family), if the ISEE indicator is above €8,265 (but not over €20,000)

To download the forms required to apply and for any other information, please visit the water bonus page on the Authority’s website.