As a part of their continuing effort to increase efficiency and improve access to government services, county officials recently launched a new service that allows Kaua‘i residents to pay their sewer bills online, they said in a press release.
This change marks the first time that bill-paying for county services may be handled on a computer.
“Thousands of people can now enjoy the ease and convenience of paying their bi-monthly sewer bills over the Internet from their home or office,” said Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste.
“This project has been in the works for a while, and I’d like to recognize our finance team for their hard work in developing the new system.” Anyone who receives sewer-payment notices in the mail can instantly access the new system and pay his or her bill online by going to www.kauai.gov/sp.
After logging on to the county Web site, the next step is to input one’s account number, which is printed on the bill.
The user will then have a choice of paying by credit card or from his or her checking account.
If the user provides his e-mail address, he or she will receive an electronic receipt for the transaction.
“The beauty is that you now have more choices when it comes to paying your sewer bill, much like with commercial businesses,” said Michael Tresler, director of finance.
“Most of you pay by mailing a check, or going to a county office to pay.
“Now you have another option,” noted Tresler.
“You can simply click to our Web site and pay online with your credit card, or by allowing us to charge your bank account. Savings include your time, car travel and reduced personal risk, as well as the price of a postage stamp,” Tresler added.
The mayor pointed out that the new bill-paying option is a win-win situation for the public and for county government.
“If enough people use the online payment service, county personnel will have to do less manual processing of mail, paper checks and data,” Baptiste said.
“This is why I’ve asked that the public not be charged a fee