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How to Pay Your BWD Bill Using GCash

Your step-by-step guide on how to pay your BWD bill using GCash.

Going out in public nowadays and using physical money to buy necessities or to pay bills could be somehow hazardous due to the threats brought about by the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

Although there is currently no evidence to confirm or disprove that the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted through coins and banknotes, the World Health Organization (WHO) still warns people that respiratory droplets expelled from an infected person can contaminate and persist on surfaces. Thus, WHO encourages everyone to wash their hands regularly and thoroughly after touching any frequently-touched surface or objects, including coins and banknotes.

This is why it might be better if we are to limit cash payments by trying cashless transactions instead of these days.

Even Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, as reported by Public Information Office – City of Baguio on July 28, 2020, is also urging Baguio residents to subscribe to cashless transactions.

Baguio Water District Now on GCash

Now here’s good news for those who would like to go cashless on paying their water bills: Baguio Water District (BWD) is now on GCash.

What is GCash? It is a platform that can turn your mobile devices into a virtual wallet. Thus, it can also be used in making cashless transactions whenever needed. GCash is partnered with over four hundred (400) billers nationwide, and as mentioned, now including BWD.

Step by Step Guide on How to Pay Your BWD Bill Using GCash

STEP 1: Connect to the Internet

Before you can proceed with any of the steps below, see to it first that your mobile device is connected to an internet connection or that your mobile data is turned on.

STEP 2: Download the GCash App

A screenshot of the GCash app from Google Play. This photo is for the "How to Pay Your BWD Bill Using GCash" blog post of Baguio City Guide.

If you already have the GCash app on your mobile device, skip to STEP 4 right away. But if you don’t, then proceed on downloading the app from either Google Play or App Store. The GCash app is free to download.

STEP 3: Create a GCash Account

Get started! If you don’t have a GCash account yet, create one to be able to go to further steps. There’s no required fee to go about this step, plus the app will be guiding you throughout the entire process until you get to fully set up your account.

STEP 4: Tap “Pay Bills”


A screenshot of the icons from the GCash app dashboard. This photo is for the "How to Pay Your BWD Bill Using GCash" blog post of Baguio City Guide.

Open the GCash app and enter your pin. Note that there should be enough Available Balance on your account before you can do any payment. Assuming that you have enough balance, tap the Pay Bills icon from your GCash dashboard.

STEP 5: Choose “Water Utilities”


A screenshot of the "Pay Bills" page of CGash app wherein there are fifteen icons displayed for each biller category. This photo is for the "How to Pay Your BWD Bill Using GCash" blog post of Baguio City Guide.

From the Pay Bills page, see the Biller Categories. Among the total of fifteen (15) categories, select Water Utilities.

STEP 6: Select “Baguio Water District”

A screenshot of the "Water Utilities" page of the GCash app. This photo is for the "How to Pay Your BWD Bill Using GCash" blog post of Baguio City Guide.
Under the Water Utilities list, look for Baguio Water DistrictOnce found, tap it.

The list is arranged alphabetically so it won’t be a problem finding it right away. But if you do have trouble finding it, just tap the magnifying glass icon located at the upper right portion of your screen to search for it.

STEP 7: Input Account Details

A screenshot of the "Baguio Water District" page within the GCash app. This photo is for the "How to Pay Your BWD Bill Using GCash" blog post of Baguio City Guide.

Now input the necessary account details (10-11 Digits Valid Account Number and Account Name) and the Amount you’re paying.

You may also enter your email address if you want. By providing your email address, you will be able to receive an electronic receipt from GCash. The said receipt may serve as additional proof of payment apart from the SMS confirmation.

Note that a five pesos (Php 5.00) convenience fee will e charged on top of the total amount of your BWD water bill when paying through GCash.

STEP 8: Choose Payment Source

Once you’re done inputting the necessary information, double-check if you’ve entered it right. After doing so, tap the blue icon on the bottom of your screen which read Next.

Then choose from GCash and GCredit under My Payment Source. Once decided which one it will be, tap the blue icon that says Next to confirm your payment.

STEP 9: Wait for Confirmation

Wait for the confirmation text message and/or email that you are done.

That’s How to Pay Your BWD Bill Using GCash

That’s how to pay your BWD bill using GCash. Did you find this information useful? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.


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Baguio Water District (BWD)
GCash Help Center|Pay Bills
World Health Organization (WHO)
Public Information Office – City of Baguio

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