Richland Township Sewer Department
Properties in Richland that do not have on-lot septic systems are served by the Richland Township Sewer Department: 4019 Dickey Road Gibsonia, PA 15044, phone: 724-443-5921
Explanation of Consumption Charges – A consumption charge for the cost of operations and treatment is imposed upon all users for the amount of water consumption per quarter. These water readings are received from the Richland Township Water Authority of Allegheny County (RTMAAC) to calculate this portion of the quarterly sewage bill.
Explanation of Capital Improvement Charges (CIC) – Federal and State regulations require local governments to treat all waste water. To have your waste water treated, Richland Township contracts with two treatment facilities, (1) the Allison Park Water Pollution Control Plant in Hampton Township, and (2) the Allegheny Valley Joint Sewer Authority (AVJSA) in Deer Creek. Due to the advanced age of both plants, significant necessary upgrades are required at both facilities. By agreement, Richland’s sewer customers are responsible for their share of these costs. To assist in paying for the necessary improvements, Richland Township has adopted Ordinance No. 511 which addresses the Capital Improvement Charges (CIC) on the Richland Township Sewer Account (RTSA) billing.
For the current fees assessed for Consumption Charges, Capital Improvement Charges (CIC), and additional charges, please refer to Ordinance No. 511, which amends the Richland Township Code of Ordinances, section 18-301(2).
Explanation of Ready to Serve Charges – A quarterly base charge, known as the “ready to serve” charge, is imposed upon each residential, commercial and industrial unit within Richland Township. This fee is the base amount due for each premise connected or approved to be connected to the sewer system and a water supply is available. This fee is to defray debt service and administrative expenses incurred in maintaining the system so that it remains ready and able to accept and dispose of sewage from all premises served, and is imposed regardless of whether water is used and even when a home or other structure is vacant, unoccupied and/or when water has been shut off.
For the current fees assessed for Ready To Serve Charges, please refer to the Richland Township Code of Ordinances, section 18.301.(1), as amended by Ordinance No. 489.
Online or Automatic Withdraw Payments
- Use our online payment system for sewer, dye test, and tap-in fee payments. MasterCard, Visa, and Discover are accepted.
- Sanitary Sewer Treatment Automated Bill Payment Enrollment Form – sign up for automatic payment withdrawals by completing and returning this form.
- Dye Test Application
- Dye Test Procedures (Refinance)
- Dye Test Procedures (Sale)
- Dye Test Inspection Report
Public water service in Richland Township is handled by the Richland Township Municipal Authority. All questions related to this service should be addressed to the following entity: