To serve and to protect the public health, welfare, and safety by providing a safe, reliable and sufficient supply of water to all the consumers served by our water distribution system.

The Richland Township Municipal Authority of Allegheny County (RTMAAC) was chartered in 1954. The first distribution mains were installed in the Orchard Park area in 1956. Hampton Township Water Authority did the billing and maintenance until 1986 when the Authority Board decided to hire employees and become an operating Authority. Water lines have been extended to most areas of the Township over the years and the number of customers has grown steadily as the Township population has expanded. There are still streets that are not served by public water. Developers pay for extensions to serve new subdivisions and the Authority maintains a program to replace deteriorating lines before problems surface. Except for emergency interconnections, all water is purchased from West View Water Authority.

Recent News

Protect Your Waterlines

Protect your home and wallet for covered repairs with a low cost waterline repair plan. Click here to learn more.

Capital Improvement Surcharge

Beginning in Fiscal Year 2022, the Authority instituted a “Capital Improvement Surcharge” in order to fund its Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan. The capital requirements contained in the budget are based on estimates.

Right To Know Law

On January 1, 2009, the Right to Know Law Act 3 of 2008 went into full effect. The new law created the Office of Open Records to help implement and enforce the new law which changes the away people access public records and change the way the government processes requests. The Authority’s Right to Know policy and request form can be found here.

Information About Water Breaks

Because recent water line breaks have, in some instances, caused significant damage to private property, the Authority wants to provide this summary of the legal consequences of such breaks.

Water News and Info You Can Use

We are committed to providing you with information you can use to conserve water, reduce your consumption that will ultimately reduce your bill.

Low Flow Fixtures

Install a low-flow shower head, which restricts the water ouput to no more than 2.5 gallons per minute. The shower heads are inexpensive and screw into existing fittings.

Retrofit Faucets

Aerators screw into the faucet threading and cut the water flow from 3 to 4 gallons per minute (the rate on older fixtures) to as little as a half-gallon.

Running Faucets

When brushing your teeth, turn the water off and save up to 2 gallons of water in two minutes of brushing.

2021 Water Quality Report

The Authority updates its Water Quality Report annually.  Please click here for the latest report.