North Reading has a three tier, increasing block water rate structure. Under this rate structure, water consumption up to 10,000 gallons per quarter is charged at the first tier rate of $7.30 per 1,000 gallons. If water consumption exceeds 10,000 gallons per quarter, the customer enters the second tier, and the water used in excess of 10,000 gallons per quarter is charged at the second tier rate of $10.70 per 1,000 gallons. If water consumption exceeds 22,500 gallons per quarter, the customer enters the third tier, and the water use in excess of 22,500 gallons
per quarter is charged at $14.60 per 1,000 gallons. In addition to the usage based charges, there is a $5.00 service charge per bill.
The center panel of the water bill provides information on the water meter readings used to calculate your water bill. To use the interactive bill calculator, you will need the follwing information from the water bill:
The prior water meter reading, listed beneath the word PRIOR on the bill,
The current water meter reading, the beneath the word CURRENT on the bill,
The last reading date, listed to the right of the words LAST READING on the bill, and
The current reading date, listed to the right of the words READING DATE on the bill.