Joint Pollutant Reduction Plan
Notice of Public Participation and Public Meeting for the Regional TMDL and Chesapeake Bay Pollutant Reduction Plan Capital Region Water, Lower Paxton Township, and Susquehanna Township hereby give notice of the 30-day public comment period for its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Stormwater (NPDES) discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) Pollutant Reduction Plan… Read More »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »