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.
Sewer Replacement Project
Final Street Restoration Capital Region Water’s contractor will performing final street restoration at the seven excavation sites beginning April 17th. This street restoration will include the removal of all temporary asphalt and installation of permanent asphalt. Streets may be closed temporarily while this work takes place. Street Restoration Location Estimated Timeline Parkway Driver between Briggs St and… Read More »
Fire Hydrant Flushing
Capital Region Water will begin its annual fire hydrant flushing and inspection program on April 17th. It is expected to take 6-8 weeks to reach all 1,800 fire hydrants in Capital Region Water’s service area. Hydrant Flushing Map: See where CreWs are flushing and what hydrants have been flushed. Why is this needed? Fire hydrant flushing is a… 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.
Paxton Creek Strategy
Capital Region Water, Lower Paxton Township, and Susquehanna Township have committed to working together on a Paxton Creek Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Strategy to reduce sediment from stormwater discharges and stream bank erosion and improve the health of Paxton Creek. Read the Paxton Creek Strategy here. Photo Credit: Rhonda Hakundy-Jones, PCWEA Background In… Read More »
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 »