North Reading issues water bills quarterly, typically on or about August 15, November 15, February 15 and May 15. Water bills are due one month after the issue date. Bills are calculated using a three tiered rate structure, as described under the Water Bill Calculator. There is an interest charge of 14% per year on any past due balances.
Water rates are set by the Board of Selectmen. These rates are used to calculate all water bills issued after the effective date of the water rates. When rate changes take effect, the new rates apply to all water consumed back to the meter reading date used to calculate the previous water bill.