Sewer Improvement Project
Project Overview Capital Region Water will kick off a $700,000 sewer replacement project in January, 2018. This project will repair aging and broken sewer mains and manholes at five different locations in Harrisburg. Project Location Estimated Timeline Notes South 13th Street between Market Street and Howard Street Mid-December – Early January New manhole, 18 feet of… 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 »
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 »
2017 Water Main Improvement Project
Capital Region Water’s $830,000 Water Main Improvement Project began in September 2017. This project will install 2,915 feet of 6-inch diameter water main to improve water quality, 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, parking restrictions, construction… Read More »
Storm Drain Cleaning
Capital Region Water’s crews have cleaned over 1,000 storm drains in 2017. 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,… 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.
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 »