Author Archives: Capital Region Water

Asylum Run Interceptor Rehabilitation Project

The Asylum Run Interceptor was constructed in 1923 and carries an average of 2 million gallons of wastewater every day from Susquehanna Township and Penbrook Borough. Project Purpose: This project will rehabilitate 3,195 feet of the Asylum Run Interceptor from the Department of General Services Annex Complex across Cameron Street to the Paxton Creek Sewer… Read More »

Front Street Interceptor Rehabilitation Project – Phase 1

Beginning June 2018, Capital Region Water’s contractor will be rehabilitating a section of the Front Street Interceptor, one of the largest sewer pipes in Harrisburg. The Front Street Interceptor was built in 1913 and carries an average of 2.3 million gallons of wastewater every day from the City of Harrisburg and Susquehanna Township to the… Read More »

Upper Reservoir Rehabilitation Project

Capital Region Water will be rehabilitating the Upper Reservoir behind the Civil War Museum between April and September 2018. The Upper Reservoir was built in 1924 and holds 28 million gallons of drinking water split between two sections: East Reservoir and West Reservoir. This will be the first rehabilitation of the reservoir on record. First,… Read More »

City Parks Improvement Project

The City of Harrisburg and Capital Region Water are working together, thanks in part to grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Impact Harrisburg, to rehabilitate four City Parks, including green infrastructure to manage stormwater at three of the Parks.  Project Locations: Norwood & Holly Park in Allison Hill… Read More »

Paxton Creek Interceptor Improvement Project

In early 2018, Capital Region Water began an $8 million project to rehabilitate 13,000 feet of its Paxton Creek Interceptor, one of the largest sewer pipes in its system. Measuring 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide at its largest point, the Paxton Creek Interceptor runs along the Paxton Creek in Harrisburg and carriers an… Read More »

Summit Terrace Green Neighborhood

Capital Region Water is working with the Summit Terrace Neighborhood to construct green infrastructure along Bailey Street. This project was designed in coordination with the neighborhood association to manage stormwater while yielding the most benefits for the neighborhood. The project includes a rain garden at the intersection of Bailey Street and 13th Street and rain… Read More »

Sewer Improvement Project

Capital Region Water will kick off a $700,000 sewer replacement project in January, 2018. This project will repair aging and broken sewer mains and manholes at five different locations in Harrisburg. Project Location Estimated Timeline Notes South 13th Street between Market Street and Howard Street Mid-December – Early January New manhole, 18 feet of new sewer… Read More »

Leak Detection Program

In an effort to reduce system-wide water losses and provide reliable service, Capital Region Water implements a regular leak detection program. The goal of the program is simple – reduce costs and provide reliable service by proactively finding main breaks, leaking service lines, and losses in the water distribution system. The leak detection program deploys… Read More »

Storm Drain Cleaning

Capital Region Water’s crews have cleaned over 1,000 storm drains in 2017. Many of these drains were filled with debris from years of little maintenance and lack of investment. Since taking over the operation of this system at the end of 2013, Capital Region Water has hired additional crews and purchased equipment to properly clean,… Read More »

Valve Exercising Program

Capital Region Water began a formal valve exercising program in August 2017 to ensure reliable, safe drinking water for its customers. Through this program, Capital Region Water’s crews will mechanically exercise every valve in the system to make sure they work when they are needed most. Regular valve exercising is an industry best practice but… Read More »