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.
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 »
Lead Prevention and Monitoring Program
As a drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater service provider, Capital Region Water’s core purpose is to protect public health. In light of the current crisis facing families in Flint, Michigan, Capital Region Water wants you, our customers, to know about our lead prevention and monitoring program. What were the most recent lead testing results? Following its… Read More »
Water Quality Report
Find your annual water quality report here.
Business Diversity Program
Capital Region Water awards millions of dollars worth of construction projects annually and has a Business Diversity Program to ensure that minority and women business enterprises have an equal opportunity to participate in all project related construction contracts.
The Problem: Blockages in the sewer system can lead to costly sewage backups in your home. How costly? The average cost for a sewage backup cleanup is $2,885. Prevent sewer backups for yourself and your neighbors: Can your grease. Liquid cooking grease, oils, and fats harden when poured into a sink drain. As they harden they… Read More »
Meetings and Events Calendar
Follow Capital Region Water’s meetings, events, and volunteer events with this calendar.
Look here to find answers to the most common billing questions.
How to read your water meter and check for leaks:
Knowing how to read your meter can be helpful if you want to check for leaks in your system or if you’re concerned about a recent bill.
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 »
Utility Imposter Awareness
Across Pennsylvania, thieves have gained access to residents’ homes by posing as utility workers.
Once inside the home, the imposters typically divert the resident’s attention by sending him/her to another floor while they or an accomplice robs the home. Capital Region Water joined the Keystone Alliance to Stop Utility Imposters formed to educate consumers on how to protect themselves via a new public awareness campaign with print, broadcast and online media advertisements.
In Harrisburg, like most communities, the homeowner is responsible for the water and sewer lines that run from their house to where they connect to the main.
Homeowners must maintain and make repairs to these lines when there is an issue.
Capital Region Water is responsible for the water and sewer mains that connect all service lines to our central facilities.
Water & Sewer Rates
As a municipal authority, Capital Region Water makes no profit and is bound to set rates based on the costs associated with operating, maintaining, and making necessary improvements to our water and sewer systems. Each year our staff, Board, and consultants estimate expected costs and set rates to generate enough revenue to meet those costs. You can have your say in the budget process at any of our public board meetings.