Category Archives: Project

2018 – 2019 Timber Harvest

Background: Capital Region Water is committed to protecting water quality through sustainable forest management. In 2016, Capital Region Water adopted a revised Forest Management Plan for the DeHart Property and recorded a conservation easement permanently limiting land use and formally acknowledging a commitment to responsible forest stewardship. Today, the approximately 8,000 acres that encompass the… Read More »

Market Street Sewer Project – Phase 1

  November 28 Update: Due to weather delays, the Market Street Sewer Project will continue through December. Capital Region Water estimates Market Street will reopen after repairs are complete by the end of December. Thank you for your continued patience with this critical project. Background: Two 36-inch sewer mains built in 1885 and 1912 run… 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

November 29, 2018 Update: Work on the Front Street Sewer Interceptor Rehabilitation Project has been delayed due to an unforeseen utility conflict that Capital Region Water is working through with the contractor. An updated schedule will be provided when available. Thank you for your continued patience with this critical project. Background: The Front Street Interceptor was built… 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 »

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 »