Simplifying Your Life: How to Easily Pay Your Electrical District 3 Bill

Hello! I live in Arizona too, and I know how hard it can be to keep track of all your monthly bills. You may wish there was an easier way to pay your monthly Electrical District 3 (ED3) bill. Well, there is! ED3 gives you a number of easy ways to pay your bill. Here are the different ways you can pay your ED3 electric bill, so you can choose the one that works best for you.

Overview of Electrical District 3

First things first a quick intro on what ED3 is all about. ED3 provides electricity to residents of Apache Junction and parts of Pinal County in Arizona. They are a not-for-profit utility company that is locally controlled by their consumers. ED3 has been around since 1946 and serves over 27000 customers today.

As a customer of ED3, you receive a monthly electric bill for the power consumed at your home or business. ED3 offers several ways to easily pay this bill so you don’t have to worry about missing payments or mailing checks. Let’s take a look at what those options are!

Paying Your ED3 Bill In Person

The most old-school way to pay your electric bill is to pay it in person at one of ED3’s office locations. They have two offices you can visit during regular business hours:

  • Main Office in Apache Junction at 1965 W Broadway Rd This location has a 24-hour drop box if you want to drop off your payment after hours.

  • Pay Station in Gold Canyon at 6233 S. Kings Ranch Rd.

If you prefer handling things face-to-face or don’t mind taking a quick trip to the office, paying your bill in person is a fine option. You can pay using cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card. One nice perk of paying at the office is that you can get a receipt right away to confirm your payment went through.

Just keep in mind that the offices are only open Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM, except for closures on major holidays. So you’ll need to plan your visit during those hours.

Paying Your ED3 Bill by Mail

Another old-fashioned option is to mail in your electric bill payment each month. ED3 makes this easy by including a return payment envelope with your monthly statement. All you have to do is:

  • Write a check or money order made out to ED3
  • Fill out your payment amount on the payment stub
  • Seal both in the provided return envelope
  • Drop it in the mail so it arrives by the due date

Mail-in payments must be received (not just postmarked) by your due date to avoid late fees. Since snail mail can sometimes take a week or more I recommend mailing your payment at least 5-7 days before the due date as a cushion.

I kind of like the mail option because I can just schedule a reminder to fill out my bill and drop it at the post office without having to make a special trip. However, you don’t get an instant receipt like with in-person payments.

Paying Online Through Account Access Plus

For those who prefer to handle bills digitally, ED3 offers a great online payment system called Account Access Plus. All you have to do is:

  • Go to
  • Click on “Account Access Plus”
  • Log into your account
  • Select “Make Payment” and submit your payment details

It only takes a few minutes to pay your bill this way. You can use your checking account, credit card, or debit card when paying online. An email receipt is sent instantly so you have peace of mind your payment went through.

I really like paying my ED3 bill online because it’s fast, easy, and I can do it from my laptop at home. I never have to worry about mailing my payment on time or making a trip to the office.

Online payments can be made 24/7 so it’s super convenient. The only small catch is that debit/credit card payments do have a service fee of $2.50. But avoiding late fees is worth the minor cost to me!

Paying by Phone

You can also pay your ED3 electric bill over the phone using their automated payment system. Just dial (480) 982-2667 and follow the prompts. You’ll need to enter your 10-digit account number and birth year to access your account.

The automated system is available 24/7 so you can pay your bill at any time of day. Like with online payments, you can use your checking account, debit card, or credit card to pay over the phone. There is no fee for checking account payments, but a $2.50 service charge applies to debit/credit cards.

After entering your payment info, the automated system will confirm that your payment was processed successfully. But you can also request an email receipt for your records. Paying by phone is super quick and convenient, especially if you’re on the go.

Setting Up Automatic Payments

My personal favorite bill payment method is setting up automatic payments through ED3. This way, I never have to think about paying my electric bill because it’s done automatically each month. Here’s how automatic payments work:

  • You enroll by selecting a payment method – checking account or credit/debit card

  • On your bill due date each month, the amount due is automatically deducted from your selected account

  • You receive an email confirmation that payment was made

  • No late fees, no stamps, no hassle!

Once enrolled, you don’t have to do a thing except ensure the funds are available on your due date. ED3 does the rest!

I love the peace of mind I get knowing my electric bill is always paid on time without me having to remember. The $2.50 debit/credit card fee still applies, but I just use my checking account to avoid that.

Automatic payments can be set up online through Account Access Plus or by calling ED3. You can cancel or change your auto-pay anytime. I highly recommend this option for easy, stress-free bill payment.

Which Bill Payment Method is Best?

Clearly, ED3 offers their customers plenty of convenient options for paying electric bills. Which method works best depends on your preferences:

  • If you prefer handling payments in person or want instant receipts, pay at one of ED3’s offices

  • If you don’t mind mailing bills each month, use the return payment envelopes

  • For fast, 24/7 payment access, pay online or through the automated phone system

  • To put bill payment on autopilot, sign up for automatic payments

Personally, I love the ease of automatic payments combined with the flexibility of making online payments when needed. But choose the option that fits your lifestyle best. The bottom line is that with ED3’s multiple payment methods, remembering to pay your electric bill each month is one less thing to stress about!

Next Steps

So take control of your electric bill by selecting a payment method that works with your schedule. Simplify your life and check that monthly task off your to-do list painlessly. Now get out there and enjoy the sunshine in beautiful Arizona!

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