Going Online With Water, Sewer Bills

Most of the bills we receive these days can be paid online by customers who have computers and Internet access. But not your water and sewer bill. In most communities, that has to be taken care of by mail or in person.

As we reported this week, that may be changing for Wheeling residents and businesses. Within a month or so, the city may be launching an online system for payment of water and sewer bills.

City officials plan to contract with a Texas firm to handle the service at minimal cost (perhaps 3 cents per transaction) to customers.

City officials are to be commended for looking into the idea.

Other communities and public service districts should consider it. If the system proves practical, it will save many customers time and money, and that is something that ought to be appealing in other area communities and public service districts.