Category Archives: Project

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.

Paxton Creek Strategy

Capital Region Water, Lower Paxton Township, and Susquehanna Township have committed to working together on a Paxton Creek Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Strategy to reduce sediment from stormwater discharges and stream bank erosion and improve the health of Paxton Creek. Read the Paxton Creek Strategy here.   Photo Credit: Rhonda Hakundy-Jones, PCWEA Background In… Read More »

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.

Climate Resiliency

September 2015 marks the four year anniversary of rainfall and flooding across the region from remnants of Tropical Storm Lee. To plan for similar disasters and to reduce associated vulnerabilities, Capital Region Water was one of 20 utilities nationwide selected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to receive technical assistance using its Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT).

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 »

AWTF Improvement Project

Capital Region Water has completed the first major upgrade of its Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility (AWTF) since 1976. This $50 million project added new treatment units to reduce nitrogen pollution by 90% and suspended solids by nearly half. First constructed in 1959, the AWTF currently treats an average of 22 million gallons a day for 120,000 residents in Harrisburg,… Read More »