• Backup Water Supply Exercise

    Capital Region Water switched back to supplying its water solely from the DeHart Reservoir on Sunday, October 29. For most customers, it will take 5-9 days for drinking water in the distribution system (underground pipes) to fully transition to water treated from the DeHart Reservoir. As previously announced, Capital Region Water began temporarily pumping and treating water… 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.

  • Front Street Interceptor Rehabilitation Project – Phase 1

    Background: The Front Street Interceptor was built in 1913 and carries an average of 2.3 million gallons of wastewater every day from the City of Harrisburg and Susquehanna Township to the Front Street Pump Station in Shipoke. Project Purpose: This project will install 1,972 feet of new pipe liner, called cured-in-place pipe, to rehabilitate the sewer pipe… Read More »

  • Market Street Sewer Project – Phase 1

    Background: Two 36-inch sewer mains built in 1885 and 1912 run below Market Street conveying a combination of stormwater and wastewater to Capital Region Water’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility. Project Purpose: This project will rehabilitate 2,120 feet of 36-inch sewer mains with cured-in-place pipe lining, pipe replacement, and new manholes along Market Street between 13th… 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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.

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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.

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »