Baguio Water District customers can now settle their water bills through the use of GCash mobile application.
BWD announces the launching of its additional mobile payment option as it partners with the Electronic Commerce Payments, Inc. (ECPay), a subsidiary of Globe Telecom, Inc. which manages the mobile remittance facility GCash this June 2020.
BWD General Manager Engr. Salvador M. Royeca said the agreement between the government-owned water utility and GCash aims to provide public convenience to some 44,392 active connections (as of May 2020) in the payment of their water bills.
Likewise, this provides an extended venue for customers to pay bills remotely using a virtual wallet while the COVID-19 pandemic still poses health risks to people and as the Summer Capital transitions into the “new normal”.
“This service intends to lessen the health risks of our customers queuing here in our office when paying their bills. BWD’s partnership with GCash can provide an additional gateway where our customers can transact with the District in the comfort and safety of their homes.” GM Royeca said.
Apart from GCash, GM Royeca said BWD is further evaluating other mobile payment partners to accommodate the preferences of customers on top of the already available and accredited payment centers namely; 7-Eleven Stores via the CLIQQ mobile application (nationwide); SM Bills Payment Center; Savemore Supermarket; Development Bank of the Philippines ATM units nationwide or over-the-counter during banking hours; and the Landbank of the Philippines thru their Electronic Payment Portal (ePP).
Meanwhile, the District still advice its customers to settle overdue bills directly at the BWD main office from Mondays to Saturdays, 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
For more information, people may reach BWD’s 24/7 hotline numbers at (074)442-3218, (074)442-4929, 09088651504, 09176794929, 09228409765, or message through Facebook at “BWD_Customer Relations”, or email email@example.com.
Mark Victor Pasagoy/BWD
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