The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to accept about $2.8 million from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for the Low Income Home Water Assistance Program to assist households with water and wastewater costs. The funds will be used through September 2023 to assist households countywide, including those within municipalities, to prevent disconnection of service. The program will help with past-due water and/or wastewater bills for households with an income at or below 150% of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, for example, the maximum annual household income to be eligible for assistance is $48,646. Staff estimates about 3,790 households will be helped.