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.
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.
Backflow Testing Information
All backflow test submissions should be made through the VEPO CrossConnex web portal. As of March 1, 2023 paper form submissions will no longer be accepted by the Authority office. Your certified tester can download the mobile application or access the web portal at www.VEPOcc.com.
West View Announces Chloramine Feed
West View Water Authority has advised they will be suspending the Chloramine season for 2023. For more information, please visit their website at https://westviewwater.org/wvwa-use-of-chloramines/
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.
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.
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.
When brushing your teeth, turn the water off and save up to 2 gallons of water in two minutes of brushing.
2022 Water Quality Report
The Authority updates its Water Quality Report annually. You can download the report below, or request a copy by calling the Authority office.