Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District expands payment options with BillingTree’s integrated EBPP solution

Californian Municipal Water District sees positive results from new portal adoption and the addition of online/telephone credit card acceptance

Phoenix, Ariz. – December 11, 2012 BillingTree®, one of the nation’s leading on-demand payment processors, announced today that Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water has experienced a significant increase in their customer’s utilization of paperless billing and online/telephone  payments after implementing BillingTree’s  partner driven comprehensive Electronic Bill Presentment and Payments portal. A key consideration in Rincon Water’s decision was BillingTree’s top rated PCI compliance, which addressed their security concerns over handling customer credit card payments.  

The recently introduced system has allowed Rincon, which serves thousands of homes in Southern California, to reduce their Days Sales Outstanding time and ensure payments are consistently and effectively collected. Part of the program’s success is attributed to Rincon’s decision to offer both online and IVR pay by phone service, and to absorb processing fees for card payments. This has significantly increased the number of customers paying remotely with debit and credit cards, resulting in a decrease in their late and NSF (non sufficient fund) payments.

According to Andrew Stibal, Accountant at Rincon, "The BillingTree payment solution is good for customers as well as business. Prior to rolling out the portal most of our payments were handled manually, which meant a huge amount of time was spent on administration. BillingTree's offering has really improved our process, keeping costs low and giving staff time to focus on other commercial priorities. In addition, after signing up for automatic payments and electronic billing, customers save on monthly postage while ensuring we receive payments in a timely manner."

Liz Caracciolo, VP of Corporate Development at BillingTree, said "Rincon’s implementation of our partner driven comprehensive EBPP offering illustrates just how much impact offing multiple bill notification and payment options can have on improving payments and reducing costs within the utilities industry."

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