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Marysville, CA 95901 Just click the green "Pay Your BIll Now" button located at the right or bottom of this page to set up a payment portal account. PAY YOUR BILL. To pay your bill online, click here. To view all payment options, click here. If you need assistance in paying your bill, San Bernardino. Two years ago the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power shut off electricity at Will Hollman's home in the San Fernando Valley, forcing the.

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Pay your bill

EBMUD offers multiple ways to pay your bill.

Note: Payments are processed in 2 business days, with the exception of pay stations, which take 3 days, unless noted otherwise.

Online payments


Paperless Billing (no fees)

Other payment options


By Mail

  • Mail to: EBMUD Payment Center PO Box 1000 Oakland, CA 94646-0001
  • Payment processed the next business day after receipt
  • Check or money order only

Pay Station (cash)

  • Find pay stations near your home or business
  • Processed in 3 business days
  • Fee: $0
  • Cash only. Money orders and checks not accepted

Please note that EBMUD's office is not a pay station.


By Phone

  • Call 1-888-963-0909
  • Fee: $2.99*
  • Credit card, debit card or e-check

Direct Pay

  • Sign up at directpaymentplan.com
  • Processed on scheduled payment date
  • Reoccurring Direct debit from a bank account
  • Paper Bill Only.  Please see above for Paperless Billing

Trucked waste payments

*Transaction fees are determined by our third-party service providers.

Источник: https://www.ebmud.com/customers/account/pay-your-bill/

Ways to Pay Your Water Bill

Phone: (831) 384-3161
(Customer Service & 24-hour Emergency)
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am–5:30pm
(Telephone Only ... see COVID info)

MCWD Customer Service

How & Where to Pay Your Water Bill
  1. Mobile Pay

    Pay with a credit card by phone. Call 831-384-6131and select Option 1. You will need your MCWD account number.
  2. Pay in Person

    Pay your MCWD bill in person at our district office: 11 Reservation Road, Marina, CA 93933-2099. For directions, visit the Contacts page.

 


What to Do If Your Bill Is Past Due

Payment plans are also available for customers who are having difficulty paying their bill.  Please call (831) 384-6131, if you need to set up a payment plan or if you just need a couple of extra days to pay your bill.

The Water Shutoff Protection Act (California Senate Bill 998) requires agencies like MCWD to provide customers with a written collection policy on shutting off water service if bills are not paid after receiving a 48-hour door tag.

The MCWD's Collection Policy can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

 


Questions & Answers About Electronic Bill Payment

Who is eligible for EBP

Electronic Bill Payment (EBP) is available to all customers of the Marina Coast Water District, whose accounts are in current status.

Can I have EBP withdrawn from any bank account type?

Currently, we are authorized to accept EBP from checking and savings accounts. For checking accounts, simply attach a voided check with the completed form, or, for savings accounts, consult your bank to determine if your account is eligible for EBP.

Is there a charge for EBP?

There is no MCWD charge. However, some financial institutions may charge for automatic payments. Please ask your bank about possible fees.

What if a payment is rejected by my bank?

Payments may be rejected by a financial institution for insufficient funds, closed accounts or other reasons. If your payment is rejected for any reason, the MCWD reserves the right to charge a $15 processing fee on your next bill. Your account will also incur a late charge fee/penalty. The MCWD also reserves the right to discontinue your participation in the EBP program if your payment is rejected more than once in a twelve-month period. Your financial institution may also charge your account fees for rejected payments.

Источник: https://www.mcwd.org/customer_service_payments.html

California households owe $1bn in water bills as affordability crisis worsens

The magnitude of America’s water affordability crisis has been laid bare by shocking new data from California where debt owed on water bills has hit $1bn and one in every eight households is currently in arrears.

A survey by the state water board found at least 1.6m households are behind on water bill payments. The average debt is $500, but 155,000 or so households are in real trouble, owing more than $1,000 each and accounting for half the total debt.

California is America’s most populous state and even before the pandemic, a third of residents, about 13 million people, lived in poverty.

Water debt – like other poverty indicators – is not evenly distributed.

Households in predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods are more likely to be in arrears, and have disproportionately larger debts. Racial inequalities in California’s water debt persist even after adjusting for income and housing, the survey found. The highest concentration of arrears is in southern California, particularly in Los Angeles – one of the cities hardest hit by Covid-19 deaths and the economic fallout.

The pandemic did not create California’s water affordability crisis, but the debt has ballooned since the governor, Gavin Newsom, ordered a moratorium on water shutoffs for unpaid bills last April, as part of the state’s public health measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19, which is highly contagious.

Low-income households hit hard by the pandemic are probably prioritizing food, medication, and other basic necessities over paying their water bill.

Covid cases and deaths are once again surging in California – and most other states – but things could be even worse without the moratorium on water shutoffs.

In 2019, at least half a million California residents had their taps turned off after falling behind in bill payments, according to figures provided by the water board. Gaps in the data mean the actual number of people denied access to water was almost certainly much higher.

The moratorium will continue until Newsom declares an end to the Covid emergency, but there’s currently no provision for how or when the accumulating debts will be paid.

Advocates fear a wave of mass shutoffs after the moratorium expires.

If we do not act, California will soon experience a drinking water catastrophe of devastating proportions
Jonathan Nelson

“These shocking and sobering statistics contain a simple message: if we do not act, California will soon experience a drinking water catastrophe of devastating proportions. The painful truth is the very same communities already hit the hardest by the pandemic will also face the worst of the water shutoffs crisis,” said Jonathan Nelson, the policy director for the California-based Community Water Center.

It’s not just residents who are struggling. Water utilities are struggling to stay afloat as they rely on customer revenue to cover operation and maintenance costs.

The water board on Tuesday warned that 25 small and medium-sized water utilities – about 1% of the total number – could go under within 180 days without government financial intervention.

“Some utilities are deferring capital investments and maintenance; others are drawing down their reserve funds … smaller water systems are financially vulnerable and may require assistance to maintain operations within the next six months,” said Darrin Polhemus, the deputy director of the division of drinking water at the state water board.

Covid has underlined the importance of access to clean water, but the affordability crisis has been brewing for the past decade.

A landmark national investigation by the Guardian last year found millions of Americans are struggling to afford running water due to rapidly rising bills and inadequate financial assistance.

Analysis of 12 US cities – including San Diego and San Jose in California – found the combined price of water and sewage increased by an average of 80% between 2010 and 2018, with more than two-fifths of residents in some cities living in neighborhoods with unaffordable bills.

The rising cost of water is directly linked to national politics.

Federal funding for water systems has fallen by 77% in real terms since its peak in 1977 – leaving local utilities to raise the money that is needed through bill hikes in order to upgrade ageing infrastructure, comply with safety standards for legacy and emerging contaminants like PFAS, lead and nitrates, and adapt to extreme weather conditions linked to the climate crisis.

The cost burden has fallen disproportionately on low-income households, as benefits and wages have stagnated over the past decade. Evidence suggests communities of color are disproportionately affected by punitive measures by utilities such as shutoffs and foreclosures linked to water debt.

California has often been ahead of the curve on water issues.

In 2012, state lawmakers passed the Human Right to Water Act, establishing the right to safe, clean, affordable and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking and sanitary purposes.

Since then some progress has been made, but water is increasingly scarce as California’s snowpack shrinks due to rising temperatures and droughts have become more frequent and severe. Meanwhile, more than a million Californians are still exposed to unsafe drinking water, and assistance for low-income households is patchy and insufficient.

Emergency help is on its way.

The latest federal aid package included $638m for states to help struggling households pay water bills, though emerging statewide debt data suggests this will barely make a dent in the problem. In Virginia, more than half a million households are behind on water bills, with municipal utilities owed at least $88m in arrears.

In his proposed budget, Newsom has allocated $600 a month for low-income families struggling to pay rent and other expenses.

But emergency measures will not be enough. A growing number of state and federal lawmakers and advocates are pushing for well-funded structural reforms to ensure safe, clean and affordable water for every American.

“Access to water is a fundamental right of all Californians, regardless of their income level or economic status. Yet many people are being denied this essential service, in part because of rising water rates but also because the pandemic has left so many people unemployed,” said the Democratic state senator Bill Dodd.

Environmental justice campaigners are backing two new bills introduced by Dodd on Tuesday that would create an income-based assistance program long recommended by the water board, limit shutoffs and offer bridge loans to small utilities.

Nelson added: “Even before the pandemic, we lived in a country divided between those that have safe and affordable water and those that don’t. Access to safe and affordable water is more than a public health threat – it is a matter of basic racial justice. There can be no equitable recovery in a society that allows for mass water shutoffs.”

Источник: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/19/california-water-bills-affordability-debt-crisis

Account Opening

When you open a utility account, you will receive water service through one of the two water service providers - the City of Stockton or the California Water Company (Cal Water). The City provides sewer and stormwater services to all Stockton residents. Customers will also see a solid waste (garbage and recycling) service charge on the utility bill. These services are provided by Republic or Waste Management through a franchise agreement with the City.  

 

City of Stockton Water Service Area

In the City's water service area, the City bills residential customers for water, sewer, stormwater, garbage and recycling on one bill. Commercial and industrial customers receive a bill from the City for sewer and stormwater, and a solid waste bill directly from Republic or Waste Management for garbage and recycling services.

  • Utility accounts for addresses in the City of Stockton water service area are established only for property owners. (See "Changes to Utility Billing - Owner-only Billing")
  • Please be prepared to provide proof of ownership.

 

Changes to Utility Billing - Owner-only Billing

Starting August 15, 2020, utility bills for the City's water service area will begin conversion to property-owner billed accounts: 

  • All new accounts will be opened in the name of the property owner of record (owner-only billed).
  • Existing accounts billed to tenants can be converted upon request of the property owner or authorized property manager/agent.
  • When tenant accounts are closed, all existing tenant-billed accounts will be converted to owner-only accounts. 
  • Beginning January 1, 2021, all existing tenant-billed accounts will be converted to owner-only accounts.

Owner-only Billing Notice

A notice to all City of Stockton water service area customers was sent July 6, 2020, providing information to property owners about owner-only billing. A reminder letter was sent November 16, 2020. Customers who received the second letter and are not rental property owners, may disregard the November letter. We apologize for the error. 

For questions, please contact Utility Billing Customer Service.

 

New accounts - Owner-only Billing

  • The property owner of record must be the account holder.
  • The property owner can request that bills are mailed care-of tenant or sent to any other address, however, the property owner is still ultimately responsible for payment.

 

Existing Tenant Accounts

  • As the account holder, the tenant is responsible for all charges billed in the tenant's name.
  • The property owner is not responsible for delinquent service charges and penalties billed in the tenant's name.
  • Change to owner-only billing may be initiated upon owner request or when the City converts to an owner account.

 

Closed Tenant Accounts 

  • Tenant is responsible for all charges billed to the tenant as the account holder.
  • The property owner is not responsible for charges billed to the tenant account holder.

 

Utility Bill Mailing Address

When tenant accounts are closed, a new account will be opened in the name of the property owner of record. 

  • The bill will be mailed to the address on the San Joaquin County tax roll until/unless the property owner or authorized manager/agent requests a change in the mailing address.
  • The property owner is responsible for all owner-only account charges, regardless of the mailing address.

 

For questions, please contact Utility Billing Customer Service.

 

If your address is served by the California Water Company (Cal Water):

  • Cal Water will send a bill for water service.
  • The City of Stockton will send a bill for sewer and stormwater; residential bills will include a charge for garbage and recycling services.

 

Changes to Utility Billing - Owner-only Billing

Starting March 7, 2019, City utility bills that do not include water service (non-water accounts) will begin the conversion to property owner-only billed accounts.

  • All new accounts will be owner-only billed.
  • Existing accounts billed to tenants can be converted upon request of the property owner or authorized property manager/agent.
  • When tenant accounts are closed, new accounts will be opened as owner-only accounts. 
  • All existing tenant-billed accounts will be converted to owner-only accounts by December 31, 2020.

 

New Accounts - Owner-only Billing

  • The property owner of record must be the account holder.
  • The property owner can request that bills are mailed care-of tenant or sent to any other address.
  • The property owner is responsible for payment.

 

 Existing Tenant Accounts

  • As the account holder, the tenant is responsible for all charges billed in the tenant's name.
  • The property owner is not responsible for delinquent service charges and penalties billed in the tenant's name.
  • Change to owner-only initiated upon owner request or when City converts to an owner account.

 

 Closed Tenant Accounts

  • Tenant is responsible for all charges billed to the tenant as the account holder.
  • The property owner is not responsible for charges billed to the tenant account holder.

 

Utility Bill Mailing Address

When tenant accounts are closed, a new account will be opened in the name of the property owner of record.

  • The bill will be mailed to the address on the San Joaquin County tax roll until/unless the property owner or authorized manager/agent requests a change in the mailing address.
  • The property owner is responsible for all owner-only account charges, regardless of the mailing address.

 

For questions, please contact Utility Billing Customer Service.


California Water Company 

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 11/20/2020

Источник: http://www.stocktongov.com/government/departments/adminServices/ubilAcc.html

Utility Billing

The City's Utility Billing Customer Service Center can answer account questions and process payments for water, sewer, stormwater, garbage, and collection services.

 

Water services in the Stockton area are provided by the City and California Water Service Company (Cal Water). To verify your water service provider, use About Your Address. Use External Links below if you are a Cal Water customer.

 

Emergency Rental Assistance

Need help with past due rent and utilities? You may be eligible for assistance with past due amounts.  

 

This program is for low-income households impacted by COVID-19. For details, including a link to the application, please visit www.stocktonca.gov/renthelp.

 

Sign-Up for Electronic Billing – Now Available

✔ Easy…. sign-up for an email notification to pay your bill.
✔ Convenient… receive a monthly notification right to your inbox.
✔ Paperless… view and pay your bill online.

 

How to Sign-Up

Fill out and return this form:  E-Notification Authorization Form

Visit Click2Gov to sign-up for an online bill pay account.

 

Already pay your bill online? Sign up online.

  • Sign into your account: Click2Gov
  • On the left, click “Account Information, then “Manage eBilling” to enter your email to sign-up.
  • Look for confirmation email to finalize sign-up. Add [email protected] to trusted email list.

 

You will receive a paper bill for two more billing cycles.

 

Every month look for the e-Billing email and submit payment by the billing due date.

 

Questions on how to sign-up? Contact Us.

 

View and Pay Your Bill Online 

Explore your Online Bill Pay Options. 

 

City Water Service Rate Adjustment

City of Stockton water rates will increase annually through July 1, 2020:

 

Utility Services

To learn more about your utility services and monthly bills, please use these links: 

  


Cal Water Service Company

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 9/22/2021

Источник: http://www.stocktonca.gov/government/departments/adminServices/ubil.html
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