Published: May 5, 2020 | Updated: June 1, 2020 | Posted by: Venus Zoleta | Personal Finance
Maynilad has temporarily suspended its on-site meter readings, paper bill deliveries, and disconnections for overdue accounts. The water concessionaire has also given a 30-day extension on bill payment deadlines. All these measures are meant to offer relief to Maynilad customers struggling with paying for their bills during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).
But that doesn’t mean you can totally forget about your Maynilad water bill. Throughout the ECQ period, Maynilad still charges customers based on their average water consumption for the past three months. Letting your unsettled bills pile up will hurt your finances later on.
Have you settled your Maynilad bill already? The easiest, fastest, and safest way to pay for your water bill is to use one of Maynilad’s accredited online or mobile payment facilities.
Here’s a quick and simple guide to Maynilad online bill payment channels.
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To view your water bills online, you need to sign up for a Maynilad My Water Bill account.
There are three ways to register to Maynilad: through the My Water Bill online portal, SMS, or guided enrollment.
Maynilad customers with limited or no access to the internet may sign up for a My Water Bill account through SMS. With that, you can check Maynilad bill thru text.
To register, simply text Maynilad<space>ON<space>[Contract Account Number]<space>[Account Name] to 09191626000.
Example: Maynilad ON 51334509 Juan dela Cruz
Are you still having a hard time enrolling for a Maynilad online account? Enlist the help of Maynilad’s customer service representatives by calling Maynilad Hotline 1626 or sending a private message to Maynilad’s Facebook page or Twitter account.
You’ll be asked to provide your mobile number and/or email address to proceed with your My Water Bill registration.
Maynilad has launched two quick and easy methods for viewing current bills. Customers can either check their water charges online or through text.
Once you’re registered to Maynilad’s My Water Bill Portal, you can view the following details through your online account:
To access your current Maynilad bill online, log in to your My Water Bill account. Your account overview for the latest billing period will appear on the screen.
To check your past Maynilad bills, simply click on the Billing Period drop-down menu and choose a period and click the Update button.
Aside from checking your Maynilad bill online, you’ll also receive monthly bill notifications via email or SMS after enrolling in the My Water Bill program.
Those who are not enrolled in the My Water Bill program can check their latest Maynilad bill by sending a text message. No registration is required for using the Bill on Demand SMS Bill Facility.
To view your water bill, text Maynilad<space>BILL<space>[Contract Account Number] to 09191626000.
Example: Maynilad BILL 51334509
You have a lot of options for your Maynilad bill payment. You can settle your water bill via any of Maynilad’s online banking, mobile e-wallet, and phone banking payment facilities. Payments are posted within two working days.
If you have an online account with your bank, you can pay through the online or mobile banking facility of any of the following Maynilad-accredited banks:
The exact steps for Maynilad online bill payment vary per bank, but here’s the general procedure to give you an idea of how it works.
Note that some banks like BDO, BPI, and Metrobank require enrolling Maynilad as a biller first before proceeding to the online payment. Biller enrollment is not necessary for other banks like PNB and UnionBank.
Another convenient way to pay for your Maynilad bill online is to use a mobile application with a bills payment service.
Here are seven mobile apps in the Philippines that enable users to settle water bills with a smartphone:
Note: Lazada accepts Lazada Wallet, GCash, and credit and debit cards (Mastercard/Visa/American Express/JCB) as payment methods. Cash payment is not allowed.
No internet access? You can still pay for your Maynilad bill without leaving your home. If your bank has a phone banking service, contact its hotline to ask a customer service representative to facilitate your Maynilad bill payment.
Here are the banks with phone banking facilities that allow customers to pay bills without having to go online:
Stay updated on the latest emergency water service interruptions through Maynilad’s TxTubig program.
You can enroll in the TxTubig service to receive free Maynilad text advisories. Up to two mobile numbers per Maynilad account can be registered.
Simply text Maynilad<space>ON<space>[Contract Account Number]<space>[Account Name] to 09191626000.
Example: Maynilad ON 51334509 Juan dela Cruz
Maynilad also posts each water interruption advisory on its social media accounts. Follow the company’s Facebook page and Twitter account to be informed on when the water service in your area will be interrupted.
While you’re on stay-at-home mode, take advantage of convenient Maynilad online bill payment services that let you settle your water bills at home and avoid Coronavirus exposure outdoors.
Need to pay for other utility bills? Check out the online bills payment services you can use while you’re staying at home.