New electronic payment option for water quality annual fees.
To make annual fee payments easier for water quality program customers, the Division of Water Resources and Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources now have an electronic payment or “e-check” option for municipalities, industries and animal operations with annual wastewater or stormwater fees.
The water quality ePayment system allows customers to enter their permit number and proceed to a secure third party payment site (PayPoint) to process the payment. At PayPoint, customers use their personal or business bank account number and routing number to complete the payment process. Fees must be paid in full; there is no option for partial payment. The divisions plan to make credit card payment options available by early 2014.
Customers who want to begin using ePayment should first go to Water Quality ePayment website at: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/wq/epayment and enter the permit number. A list of all open invoices associated with the permit number will be available for selection and payment. After going through the payment process, a printable receipt will be available and a confirmation email will be sent to the customer.
Fee payment is still available through the traditional mail process.
The e-payment option is available for annual renewal fees associated with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System - or NPDES - wastewater and stormwater permits; municipal collection system permits, land application wastewater permits, and permits for animal operations.
A link to the ePayment system is available on the Division of Water Resources, Water Quality Program website (www.ncwaterquality.org ) under Hot Topics. Those who have additional questions may send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-807-6321.