What is a 3rd party bill payment service?

3rd party bill payment services such as DOXO offer bill payment solutions to consumers as an alternative way to pay all their bills, similar to how bank bill pay works. In many instances a fee is charged for this service. Consumers should be aware that payment to the Authority may take 3-10 days before payment is delivered and posted to their account. The Altoona Water Authority is not affiliated with any 3rd party bill pay service and does not honor payments made using these services until payment has been received and posted by the Authority to a customer's account.