Payment by Credit Card
SBMWD has partnered with Official Payments Corp.® to offer payment of Water Utility Bills over the Internet or by telephone.
If you are a new customer or attempting to make a Deposit payment use the link below to directly visit the Official Payments Website. Be sure to select the Utility Deposit payment option.
Pay a Deposit at Official Payments Corp.
Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, and Discover® are accepted.
There is a $2.95 processing for every transaction.
Have your account number ready when paying by credit card.
New eBilling options have arrived! Through the Online eBiller customers can easily view their account information, access copies of their statements, sign up for emailed bill notifications and go paperless! Get 24/7 access to your bills online and from your mobile device. Enrollment is quick and easy. We encourage you to connect your account today. Go to the Online eBilling page.
Payments By Mail
You can mail water bill payments to:
P.O. Box 710
San Bernardino CA, 92402
Please do not mail past due payments.
Payments in Person
In person water bill payments can be made at our Customer Service office.
1350 South E Street
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Monday through Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Fridays 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Automatic Bill Payment
Pay your monthly water bill automatically with the San Bernardino Municipal Water Department's Automatic Bill Payment Program. Continue to receive a monthly paper statement showing your water usage and the current charges the department will debit from the checking or savings account on file. Payments are deducted approximately 19 days after the billing date.
It may take up to a month for Automatic Bill Payment to activate. Please continue to make payments until “Auto-Pay Do Not Pay” is displayed on your next bill. Proof of payment will appear on your bank statement and on your next billing statement.
Auto Pay / Bank Drafting is open to all residential and selected business accounts billed by the City of San Bernardino Municipal Water Department. Your account must be in good standing and not subject to other existing payment arrangements, with a history of no more than one returned check within the last 12 consecutive months.
For questions about your bill, please contact Customer Service during regular business hours (Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Fridays 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) at (909) 384-5095 before the payment is debited from your bank account.
Automatic Bill Payment Requirements
- One bank draft application per water account and one voided check per bank draft application.
- Name on bank account must match name on water account.
- Customer of record must sign bank draft application.
- A letter of authorization on company letterhead is required for all business accounts.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I enroll?
To obtain an application call Water Department Customer Service at (909) 384-5095 or visit our office at 1350 S. E St. San Bernardino, CA 92408. Complete the application and authorization form and include the voided check from your bank account. Completed applications and voided check can be mailed to: Water Department Bank Drafting, P.O. Box 710, San Bernardino, CA 92402 or included with your water payment.
- How do I change information on my bank drafting enrollment?
Submit a new application along with a new voided check and mail to: Water Department Bank Drafting, PO Box 710, San Bernardino, CA 92402. Inaccurate information may result in payments being refused by your financial institution. The Water Department is not responsible for delays or losses that result from inaccurate information or failure to provide us with timely notification of changes.
- What happens if a payment is rejected?
Payments may be rejected by your financial institution because of insufficient funds, closed/unauthorized accounts or other reasons. Check with your financial institution for possible fees it may impose. If your payment is rejected, The Water Department will charge a $26.00 return draft fee. The Water Department reserves the right to terminate your participation in Bank Drafting if your payment is rejected more than once within 12 consecutive months.
- How do I cancel Auto Pay / Bank Drafting?
You may cancel your participation at any time by calling Customer Service at (909) 384-5095. Please allow 7 days notice to cancel your participation and terminate any pending bank draft.