RAWA is pleased to announce that all testing has come back and the boil water notice that was given on Monday September 14, 2020 to the area of the water main break at the intersection of N 13th Street and Oley Street has been lifted.


RAWA is currently repairing a 12″ water main break in the intersection of N. 13th & Oley Streets. The 12″ main break has caused a loss of positive water pressure to the higher elevations in our North East section. All above Hampden Boulevard.

A Swiftreach broadcast will be sent out to inform the affected customers of what has happened and what they are to do for their safety. The Swiftreach broadcast will serve as their boil water advisory. The main break has affected 400 customers.

Crews are isolating the main break area now and once the main is isolated, water will be restored, except for the 600 & 700 blocks of N. 13th Street. 

If you have lost water completely, you will be asked to boil your water until it has been tested and passed all testing.   CLICK BELOW TO VIEW BOIL WATER NOTICE.

Boil Water Notice September 14 2020 Northeast Reading area


The Regularly Scheduled RAWA Board Meeting will be held at 4 pm Tuesday September 15, 2020 via ZOOM.  If anyone has any public comment they would like heard please email it to:

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Beginning today, RAWA is offering more convenient ways to pay your monthly Utility Bill!!!  

Ways to 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.

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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.

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  • 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. 

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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