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Beginning July 1, 2016, El Toro Water District’s new on line bill pay system will provide our customers will access to these features 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. View history and usage, make payments online conveniently and securely, manage your account, sign up for recurring/automatic payments, pay multiple accounts, request new service, transfer service, terminate service or request a service call, and email customer service.
El Toro Water District (ETWD) is working with Bluefin Merchant Services (Bluefin), a third party automated payment service, to offer payment options for customers interested in paying their bill online or by using an automated phone service. Bluefin accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and electronic checks.
As of April 1, 2016, new service charge fees are in effect. Bluefin will charge a convenience fee of $2.75 per transaction or 3% of the transaction amount, whichever is greater. (For example: Payments that are $91 or less will be charged $2.75 per transaction. Payments that are $92 or greater will be charged 3% per transaction.)
Mail your water bill payment stub along with your check or money order in the courtesy reply envelope provided with your bill. If the envelope is missing, the payment address is:
El Toro Water District
P.O. Box 4000
Laguna Hills, CA 92654
Water bill payments can be made at the Customer Service Department in the ETWD main office located at 24251 Los Alisos Blvd., Lake Forest, CA. Office hours are 7:30am – 4:00pm Monday-Thursday and 7:30am-3:00pm every other Friday (closed every other Friday). There is also a payment drop box located outside the main office for your convenience.
For payments after hours or on weekends and holidays, a drop-box is conveniently located in the parking lot at the ETWD main office. Payments received in the drop box will be processed on the next business day.
Payments may be made by calling 1-844-850-9183 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. A 3% transaction fee will apply for payments made by phone.
Autopay CLICK HERE!
Simplify your daily life by having your water/sewer bill paid automatically each month. Go ahead – travel on business or go on a vacation, knowing your payment is made. First time users will need to set up a user name and password to access the system and sign up for autopay.
Payment Frequently Asked Questions
What information will I need to make an electronic payment?
Five (5) digit account number
Credit card or Check routing information
How will my payment be confirmed?
ETWD receives immediate confirmation of payments made via the Internet and payments made over the phone. You will receive a confirmation number of the successful payment at time of the transaction. Your payment will post to your account momentarily after payment. For questions about your payment, contact our customer service department at 949-837-0660 during normal business hours.
What is the amount of the convenience fee?
The Bluefin convenience fee will be collected in addition to the bill payment total. For online payments Bluefin charges $2.75 per transaction or 3% of the transaction amount, whichever is greater. For automated phone payments, Bluefin charges 3% of the transaction amount. There is no longer a maximum payment amount.
Why is a convenience fee required?
Charge card companies charge businesses, like ETWD, a percentage of the payment for processing services. In fairness to all of our customers, we need to ensure that the customers who want the convenience of paying with a charge card, pay for the service. ETWD does not profit from this service. There are other low cost or no-cost means to pay your ETWD bill, including autopay, writing a check, or placing a payment in our drop box at our main office.
Is ETWD getting any part of the convenience fee?
ETWD does NOT receive any part of the convenience fee. Bluefin is an independent company that provides a service for ETWD customers.
What is an automatic bank draft and how do I sign up for this payment plan to pay my utility bill?
Another popular method of payment is our Automatic Payment Plan. With this plan, a monthly bill will still be mailed to you (it will be marked ’Do Not Pay’). On your due date the funds will be drawn from your checking or savings account. Great for people on the go! Download the Autopay Authorization form now, or pick one up at our main office. You can also request to have the form mailed to you by calling customer service at 949-837-7050 option 6 during normal business hours. There are no additional fees to use this payment option.
I have received a service disconnect notice for being behind on my bill. Can I still pay online and have my payment posted in time?
We recommend that you make your payment at our general office (24251 Los Alisos Blvd., Lake Forest) by use of cash or check. We will be able to post the payment to the account immediately and remove you from the disconnect list. Payments of this type must be made prior to the final payment due date listed on the disconnect notice.
Additionally, you can make an electronic payment online at this web site (www.etwd.com) or by phone (1-844-850-9183). Once payment has been made, you will need to contact customer service at 949-837-7050 option 6 during normal business hours with your payment confirmation number to prevent your service from being disconnected or to re-establish service if it has already been disconnected. The electronic payment must cover the entire past due amount. Additional reconnection fees may apply.
How do I make a payment by telephone?
Dial the toll free number, 1-844-850-9183, and follow the operator prompts for the type of payment that you wish to make.
How can I get more information on electronic payments?
If you have any questions please give us a call at 949-837-7050 option 6 during normal business hours.