January RAWA Board Meeting

The January 19, 2021 RAWA Board meeting will be held via Zoom.  If you have public comment you would like to submit, please do so before 3 PM on January 19, 2021.  Please submit in writing via email to INFO@readingareawater.com


Main Break Notice

UPDATE:  10:00 am December 29, 2020

Crews are replacing a valve in the 1200 Block of Lancaster Ave this morning.  Please avoid this area while work is being performed. 


12:00 AM Monday December 28, 2020 – Crews have completed the repairs and issued boil water notices to the affected properties. Once the tests are completed they will be notified. 

6:00 PM Sunday December 27, 2020 – Crews are repairing a 16″ Main break in the area of 1200 Lancaster Ave.  Please avoid this are while they are working to fix this as soon as possible. 

Press Release from the Executive Director November 15, 2020

Please be advised: 

November 15, 2020


Reading, PA – Today, the Reading Area Water Authority issued the following statement in response to the closing of the Administrative Office located at 1801 Kutztown Road for the purposes of disinfection and sanitization as a precautionary measure after an employee tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this week.


“Earlier today, in consultation with the Chairman of the Board Steve McCracken and Solicitor Ed Stock, I announced the temporary closure of the Administration Office and ordered all “administrative” employees to work from home until further notice. Our maintenance vendor will be performing a disinfection and sanitization procedure. The Administrative Office will remain closed until it is determined to be safe.”

The public has had very limited access to the lobby for the past few months. Policies and procedures have been in place and adhered to for several months. Customers are directed to call (610) 406-6300 and leave a message and a  Customer Service Representative will return your call as quickly as possible. We do not anticipate any disruption in our services.


RAWA fully understands the importance of the services we provide to our customers and are committed to providing a safe and clean work environment for our employees.

“I want to thank our employees for their cooperation and for acting promptly in the best interest of everyone and their sensitivity in handling this situation.”




Updates will be posted on our Facebook page and our website.


Bill Murray Executive Director

Sign up TODAY for On-Line Payment

Beginning today, 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.

 Sign up now

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