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Revised Drinking Water Rules and Regulations

We want to hear from you. Capital Region Water will accept public comments on its revised Drinking Water Rules and Regulations between March 28 and May 3. Capital Region Water’s Board of Directors will take public comments into account before it votes on the Regulations at their May 22 meeting. Changes include updates for clarity and… Read More »

Cameron Street Water Main Lining Project

Background: The Cameron Street water main is a 12-inch diameter drinking water main built in 1884. Capital Region Water is renewing this pipe to reduce water main breaks and provide safe, reliable drinking water service for years to come. This project will rehabilitate 2,340 feet of 12-inch diameter water, 50 feet of 8-inch diameter pipe,… Read More »

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

March 12, 2019 Update: The Front Street Sewer Interceptor Rehabilitation Project was partially completed due to a utility conflict. We will be restoring the park in March and rebidding the project later this year. Thank you for your continued patience with this critical project. Background: The Front Street Interceptor was built in 1913 and carries an average… 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

This project is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: 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… 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 »

Headworks Screening Project

Capital Region Water’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility (AWTF) currently does not have a screening system at the beginning of its treatment process. As a result, clogging and equipment failure of the grit removal system and primary clarifiers have occurred in the past because of rags, wrappers, and other solids entering the treatment process. Capital Region… Read More »