Capital Improvement Projects
Capital Region Water continues to invest in its aging infrastructure, improve local water quality, and provide reliable service for current and future generations. Capital improvement projects are projects that improve infrastructure or assets like pipes, treatment equipment, or green infrastructure. They are typically large construction projects that benefit customers for many years. Descriptions of 2020 capital improvement… 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.
Joint Pollutant Reduction Plan
Capital Region Water, Lower Paxton Township, and Susquehanna Township have committed to working together on a Joint Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) which includes the Paxton Creek Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Plan, the Chesapeake Bay PRP, the Wildwood Lake PRP, and the UNT Spring Creek PRP to reduce sediment from stormwater discharges and stream… Read More »
2019 Drinking Water Main Improvement Project
Capital Region Water’s $1,000,000 Drinking Water Main Improvement Project will begin in April 2019. This project will install 1,400 feet of new water mains to maintain high quality drinking water, service reliability, and flow for fire protection in the City of Harrisburg, Penbrook Borough, and Susquehanna Township. Potential impacts of this construction include: street closures,… 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.
Market Street Sewer Project – Phase 1
January 17 Update: Market Street between 13th Street and Cameron Street is open again. Thank you for everyone’s patience while we invested over $1 million to repair two 100-year+ sewers and install additional storm drains to improve drainage. There is temporary asphalt in place now. Final street restoration will take place when temperatures rise and… Read More »
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 »
Storm Drain Cleaning
Capital Region Water’s crews clean over 1,000 storm drains every year. 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, repair… 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 »
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.
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 »
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 »