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Pharr incentivizing residents to make water bill payments online with a $3.00 discount

Commissioners approved Ordinance amending Ordinance No. O-2019-38 prescribing a discount to residents who make water bill payments online. With the New City Hall remodeling project, Pharr is trying to diminish walk-in payments to reduce traffic as much as possible by incentivizing residents with a discount of $3.00 ($36 a year per customer). According to city statistics, only an average of 4,000 accounts (out of 20,000) use online payments every month. The city is hoping to increase volume to collect more online payments. The fiscal impact will be approximately 1% or approximately $288,000 out of an estimated $15,718,500 estimated in total collections assuming online payments double. Residents can make payments through the City of Pharr's website www. pharr-tx.gov by clicking on the "Quick Access" link on the top right-hand side and then choosing "Online Payments" once selected, they can proceed to click on "Utility Billing" to complete their payment. ...

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