Serving the Greater

Escondido Valley Since 1954

Credit Card Fees

Do you currently pay your bill with a credit/debit card?

A fee added to all credit/debit card transactions.

Want to pay directly from your checking/savings with no fee?

Use the ENROLLMENT FORM to sign up for Autopay using your checking or savings account.

Why is a fee added for credit card payments?

The costs associated with processing credit cards continues to grow each year, and the District wants to continue to offer the option to pay by credit card. Unfortunately, the District cannot absorb these costs. In order to address a $50,000 annual drain on its budget, the District made changes in the way credit card payments were accepted by passing the cost of credit card processing along to those using the service. The fee covers the cost of processing credit and debit card payments.

Do other water district charge fees for credit card payments?

Yes. Many other water districts charge fees to cover their costs.

Is the fee refundable?

The fee is non-refundable, even if the payment to which it relates is cancelled, refunded, credited or charged back. Any fee disputes must be taken directly to your credit card company.

How can I pay my water bill and avoid the fee?

The District offers several payment methods which do not have fees - more details here.