Water Billing Pre-Authorized and Equal Billing Payment Options

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Pre-Authorized Payment Options

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Pre-Authorized Payment Benefits

  • Payments automatically deducted from your bank account on the due date of each bill (the exact date will be determined by the City of Niagara Falls).
  • No cheques to write, No due dates to remember, No line-ups, No late fees.
  • Payments always on time.

Who is eligible for Pre-Authorized Payments

  • All Niagara Falls water account holders whose water account is in good standing.
  • Plan may be cancelled at the account holders request in writing up to 5 business days before the due date; however any outstanding balances become automatically due and subject to penalty and interest charges.

How the pre-authorized plan works

Your water/sewage bill will be mailed to you as usual. It will advise you of the date and amount to be debited to your bank account. All debits to your bank account will be on the due date printed on the bill. Keep the bill; it is your record of water consumption.

Returned payments (NSF etc.) will be subject to a $35.00 charge as well as penalty and interest charges. Failure to replace a returned payment by the end of the month in which it was returned will result in AUTOMATIC cancellation from the Pre-Authorized Debit Plan.

How to apply for pre-authorized payments

  1. Complete the Application for Pre-Authorized Debit Per Bill Municipal Water Payments Form.
  2. Attach A Cheque Marked "Void" For Your Bank Account.
  3. Forward Your Application And Voided Cheque To:
    City Of Niagara Falls
    Corporate Services Department - Finance Division
    P.O. Box 1023
    Niagara Falls ON L2E 6X5
    Attn: Water Billing

Equal Billing Plan Options

Equal Billing Benefits

  • Payments automatically deducted from your account on the last day of each month. If the last day of the month falls on the weekend payments will be deducted on the following Monday.
  • No cheques to write, No due dates to remember, No line-ups, No late fees.
  • Payments always on time - 12 Monthly payments a year.

Who is eligible for equal billing

  • All Niagara Falls water account holders whose water account is in good standing.
  • Residents must have at least 6 months of billing history at their current property.
  • Plan may be cancelled at the account holders request in writing by the 24th day of the month; however any outstanding balances become automatically due and subject to penalty and interest charges.

How the equal billing plan works

  • An equalized monthly amount is calculated based on previous billing history.
  • Applicants will be notified in writing of the monthly payment amount to be deducted on the last day of each month (this is the only day available for deductions).
  • Returned payments (NSF etc.) will be subject to a $35.00 charge as well as penalty and interest charges. Failure to replace a returned payment by the end of the month in which it was returned will result in AUTOMATIC cancellation from the monthly Pre-Authorized Debit Plan.

How to apply for equal billing

  1. Complete The Application for Equal Billing Pre-Authorized Debit form.
  2. Attach A Cheque Marked "Void" For Your Bank Account.
  3. Forward Your Application And Voided Cheque To:
    City Of Niagara Falls
    Corporate Services Department - Finance Division
    P.O. Box 1023
    Niagara Falls ON L2E 6X5
    Attn: Water Billing

Questions?

If you have any questions, visit the Water Billing Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Finance Department at 905-356-7521, extension 4347.