Category Archives: Project

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 »

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 »

Emergency Generator for Water Services Center

Thanks in part to a $812,622 grant from Dauphin County, Capital Region Water is installing an emergency generator at its Water Services Center. This generator will help guarantee reliable, safe drinking water service for Capital Region Water’s 60,000 customers in the Harrisburg area. Capital Region Water’s Water Services Center currently does not have an emergency… Read More »

Maintenance and Improvement Projects

After years of neglect, Capital Region Water’s proud employees work daily to inspect, clean, repair, and replace Harrisburg’s water infrastructure to protect public health and the environment.

Street Sweeping for Clean Water

Capital Region Water will be using a new contractor for street sweeping in 2017. This service will now be performed with state of the art equipment designed to remove more dirt and grit from streets in the City of Harrisburg.

Source Water Protection

The place where your drinking water comes from is called its source. Capital Region Water’s primary source water supply is the DeHart Reservoir. The Susquehanna River serves as a backup source.

City Beautiful H2O

Capital Region Water’s City Beautiful H2O is a community based campaign to improve the health of our local waterways and green the City of Harrisburg. What water issues are we facing? Harrisburg is served by a combined sewer system. During dry weather and moderate rain events these combined systems carry all of our wastewater and stormwater… Read More »