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January 2, 2014

Kiowa goes online

McALESTER — Residents of the Town of Kiowa can pay their water bills online, according to town officials.

Town Clerk JoMae Peck the online payment system has been in use for about six months and it’s been well received by the more than 600 residents.

“We  have a lot of folks who like to pay using a credit card online and we haven’t had any complaints.”

She said some people still like to come in to the office and pay but the online system is catching on.

She said payments can be 24 hours a day at www.ok.gov/triton/modules/billpay/select_service.php.

“There is a $1 service fee but it all goes back to ok.gov,” Peck said.

She said other than the fee, all the money collected through the online system goes directly into the Kiowa Public Works Authority account.

The website abides by rigorous policies and procedures to safeguard all personal information, such as banking information and personal data, according to OK.gov.

Kiowa’s Online Bill Pay System is a product of a partnership between the Town of Kiowa and OK.gov, Oklahoma’s official website, according to a press release.

Mayor Janelle Beaver said the new system is convenient for everyone.

“We are so pleased to unveil our new online bill pay system to the citizens and businesses of Kiowa,”  Beaver said.

“We strive to provide user-friendly methods to transact business with the city over the internet, resulting in convenience, fast access to information, and increased productivity for our staff.”

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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