The Reading Area Water Authority will begin flushing the water distribution system starting Monday July 26, 2021, through Friday July 30, 2021.


Areas involved will be Bern Township and Greenfields, from McArthur Road Southward to North city line and from the Schuylkill River Westward. From North city line Southward to Blair Avenue and from Monroe Street Eastward to the Schuylkill River.


The Riverdale and Northmont areas will also be involved along with city line Southward to Walnut Street, and North 6th Street. Westward to the Schuylkill River.


Low water pressure and discolored water may be experienced during this time. The water system should return to normal approximately 30 minutes after flushing is completed each day. Please contact the Reading Area Water Authority @ 610-406-6300, with any questions or concerns.

3900 Pottsville Pike main break – Update July 3, 2021


July 3, 2021   11:00 am – The Boil Water notice has been lifted – it is now ok to stop boiling water for personal use and cooking.   

Lifting of boil water notice July 3 2021- Copy

July 1, 2021 9:00am  – The main break has been repaired and water is restored.   Pottsville Pike from Reading Crest Avenue and Tuckerton Rd is closed to ALL traffic while the road is being repaired.  Please find alternate routes to avoid this area. 


Boil Water Notice July 1 2021

 June 30, 2021:

Please avoid the area of 3900 Pottsville Pike – route 61 as RAWA workers are repairing a main break this afternoon. 

a boil water notice will be in effect for anyone who lost water.  

More details and updates will be provided as soon as possible. 

Sign up TODAY for On-Line Payment

 RAWA is offering more convenient ways to view or pay your monthly Utility Bill!!!  

Ways to View or Pay your Bill:

Pay Online

Reading Area Water Authority provides customers a fast, easy, and safe way to conveniently pay bills online for FREE. Payments methods include: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Electronic Check – and Apple Pay and Google Pay.

Click here and sign up today

Click here for easy instructions on how to Pay and Register your bill English Version

Click here for easy instructions on how to Pay and Register your bill Spanish Version

Pay by Phone

Make a secure payment by phone anytime 24/7. Use your landline or mobile device to pay using our automated system by calling:



Pay by Text 

On the go? Sign up to get text notifications about your bill and have the option to pay through text.

You may enroll in Pay by Text when making an online payment or by accessing your account and selecting the Pay by Text option. A confirmation will be sent to complete your enrollment.

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More Convenient Features to Pay your Bill:


  • AutoPay

Even better – don’t worry about paying your bill at all!  Enroll in AutoPay.  Your bills will be automatically paid on the due date each billing cycle, using your default credit card or bank account. This will avoid any late fees and free you from having to remember when to pay.

Login to your account and click on AutoPay to enroll.


  • Scheduling Payments

 You choose when to pay. Scheduled payments are individual payments that you schedule for any date you designate prior to the bill due date. The date of a scheduled payment can be changed as long as it is adjusted before the date scheduled.  Click here and schedule your payments



  • Paperless

Reduce paper clutter and the need to file or shred documents. Go paperless to receive bills, reminders, and receipts via email. You will receive an email notification each time a new bill is ready for you to view and pay.


  • Remind Me

Need a reminder? Our RemindMe feature adds an alert to your calendar. You can also get email & text (optional) reminders.

To sign up for reminders, enroll in Paperless, or to schedule a payment, simply click on the Make a Payment button to get started. You may also access our payment portal .  Click here to enroll




Reading Area Water Authority  has partnered with a NEW online payment service.  Invoice Cloud will be launching our new online and pay by “MANY” options!!! 

Customers will be able to receive monthly reminders via text or email with the balances due on their current bills, set up one time or recurring payments, use Google pay or Apple pay, print historical bills, and many other features. 

Watch for more exciting news  

Free Potable Water Beginning Monday March 16, 2020

Reading Area Water Authority is offering free potable water to customers that would like to fill containers for drinking purposes or any other customer need.  

Beginning Monday March 16, 2020 at 8:00 am through 8:00 pm, the RAWA portable Water Buffalo will be available to residents wishing to fill containers with clean, safe drinking water.   The Water Buffalo will be available 7 days a week until further notice.  

Location:   1801 Kutztown Rd, Reading PA  19604

Questions can be answered from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. 610-406-6300