Those who sign up for both programs each will be entered twice for the possibility to win. People are allowed to receive their bills electronically and then either mail them in or take them personally to the city’s billing area.
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Each customer who signs up for paperless billing saves the city’s utilities 24 cents per month, a savings the city plans to pass back on to its rate-payers by keeping utility rates a bit lower. Customers who sign up will have the ability to view their bills online and will be able to print them out if necessary.
The electronic program also allows people who have multiple properties to link their accounts. People also can sign up to receive their bills via texts to their phones, after which they can pay their bills by replying to those texts, Bokeno said. But the text program does not enter people in the chances to win the iPad Minis, she said.
The city had received many requests for electronic billing, staffers said.
In the next two months or so, the city expects to give those who receive electronic access to their bills the same pamphlets and other information items that those who receive paper bills now get in their billing envelopes that inform people about city programs, Bokeno said.