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Senior Citizen Discount - November 03, 2017
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Town of Porter offers a variety of convenient payment options for our residents. Simply choose the option that best suits your needs.
ATTENTION: Water bills are due by the 10th of the month, after the 10th a 10% late fee is applied. Porter Public Works Authority allows a grace period until the 24th of the month at 5 p.m. to pay the bill. If one chooses to pay online the payments has to be paid by 5 p.m. on the 24th . After that time the online service is no longer available until the first of the month again. Since late payments are due by 5 p.m. on the 24th, this allows the deposits to get into the bank for our end of the month reports.
Bills that are not paid by the 15th will receive a late notice. The late notices are mailed on the 15th of the month. If the 15th falls on the weekend, the late notices are mailed on the Friday before the weekend. if you make a payment during that time period, the late notice and the payment may cross in the mail. If you have made a payment and receive a late notice, please call the office to verify that your payment has been received. All deposits are made the day we receive the payment in the office. If you mail a payment make sure you allow time for the post office to deliver it, so the payment will be posted by the 24th. If your payment is not in the office on the 24th of the month, it may cause a interuption in your water service when turn off date arrives. If your water is turned off, you will have to pay the fee to get water restored.
On Line Bill Payment: Look to the right side about mid ways of this page at the red rectangle that says Pay Your Bill Now Click on it and it will lead you to Welcome to Express Pay Now. In the middle of the page click on a orange rectangle that says Pay Online Now. This box will ask select a state or province use the arrow to right and click for the selections choose Oklahoma. Next question will be Select a business use the drop box arrow and click on Town of Porter Public Works Authority. Click Next. The next box will ask for customer name, account number and amount. Hit Continue: Follow directions
Drop Box At City Hall
Place payment in envelope and drop in slot in back door of city hall. Please put payment stub along with your payment in envelope, add name and account number to the envelope. This will assure your payment will be credited to the correct account.
Payment By Mail
If paying by check or money order through the mail, please send all payments with your payment stub. To avoid late fees, please mail your payment at least five-seven business days before the due date specified on your bill.
Automatic Bank Draft
The worry-free way to pay your bill. With this service, the amount of your monthly bill is automatically deducted from your bank account and credited to your utility account. There is no set-up fee or charge associated with this method of payment. To set up Automated Bank Draft, simply download and fill out the ACH Recurring Debit Form (coming soon) located below and drop it off or mail it to our office, along with a voided check. (Form is available in office for First Bank Porter Oklahoma only).
Payment Drop-off Location
Payments can be made in person at city hall. We accept cash, check, or money orders. To avoid longer wait times, please note that Mondays, Fridays and the first day after a holiday are normally very busy. Payments are accepted at First Bank through the 15th of each month. PPWA will pick up payments the following day and process them into the system.
Payment Through Financial Institution Online Bill Pay
Many financial institutions such as major banks offer their customers the ability to pay their bills via an online bill payment service (through your bank's website). Normally, these services debit the customer's checking or savings account to pay the bill. Depending on the financial institution, they may or may not charge a fee for the service. Payments may take up to seven business days to post to the customer's account. Please consult with your bank for more information. (not available yet check back soon will be updating)
Paying bills that become late: Bills are due on the 10th. Any bills not paid by then are considered late and a 10% late fee is applied to the bill. PPWA gives a grace period until the 24th at 5 p.m. for the customers to pay the bill. The total bill plus late fee has to be paid at that time. PPWA mails a late notice on the 15th of each month as a reminder for it's customers. The amount owed will be current bill plus the 10% late fee.
By the time you recieve your notice PPWA suggest your payment be brought to the city office, or dropped off in the night box in the back door at city hall, by the 24th of the month. PPWA does not recommend sending the bill after the late notice is recieved in the mail for payment. If payment is mailed and not recieved in PPWA office to be processed on the 24th you are subject to being shut off for non - payment.
Bills not paid by the 24th at 5 p.m. are disconnected for non - payment each month.
Porter Public Works Authority
P. O. Box 149
Porter OK 74454