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




Sanitary Sewer Connection & Service


Public Water

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:

Richland Township Municipal Authority
2012 Kramer Road
Gibsonia, PA 15044-9632

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)

What is LIHWAP?

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is a temporary emergency program (offered through the Department of Human Services) to help low-income families pay overdue water (and wastewater) bills.

    • Please refer to the LIHWAP Flyer for eligibility details and income guidelines.
    • All questions for the program should be directed to the Statewide Customer Service Center at 877-395-8930, or contact a local County Assistance Office at 412-562-0330.

Apply online at

Click here to view/print an application.  All applications must be submitted to a local County Assistance Office (online applications are preferred).