Each customer connection is equipped with a meter to measure water consumption and an MXU to wirelessly send meter readings to our billing system which creates an invoice in 1,000 gallon increments rounded to the lowest 1,000 gallons. For example, if you use 1,250 gallons every month, you will receive a bill for 1,000 gallons for three months and a bill for 2,000 gallons on the fourth month to account for the usage that carried over. For most customers, we assume that water and sewer usage are the same.
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, wastewater, and stormwater 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.
When we can’t get an auto-read of your usage, we will estimate your usage for your bill. If your water usage is being estimated it will say “Estimated” under the “Type of Readings” header on your invoice. Otherwise, it will say “Actual”.
Please contact Customer Service to schedule an inspection of your MXU. You may also provide a manual meter reading for use in the next billing cycle by writing it anywhere on the return portion of your bill or by contacting Customer Service.
Please contact Customer Service at 888-510-0606, 8:00AM-4:30PM, Monday through Friday.
Visit capitalregionwater.com today and sign up for our Customer Portal. Through it you can:
Have your invoice sent to your email address
Track your water usage (good for identifying leaks)
Pay online with a bank account
All for no fee! Your use of these options saves us money – so we pass those savings to you.
Yes. Go online to fill out the form or stop by the Customer Service Office at 3003 N. Front Street
Secure credit card payments can be made by calling 888-510-0606. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards. Please have your account number and CID number ready.
No. We want to ensure your payment is received and processed in a timely manner. Customers can pay by phone at 888-510-0606, online at capitalregionwater.com, in person at 3003 N. Front Street in Harrisburg, and through the mail.
The date represents the day that the money is deposited and posted to your account. If the day’s deposit has already been made, your receipt will reflect the next business day’s deposit.
We charge a monthly, flat “Ready to Serve” fee-based on the size of your service line. This fee supports the upkeep of our system to maintain service to that line.
The deeded property owner is ultimately responsible for the payment of the water and sewer bills. Additional copies for tenants can be requested for a cost of $1 per month per paper copy.
Generally, service to a Property cannot be terminated without a 30-day written notice to Tenants giving them the opportunity to assume utilities. More information regarding the Utility Service Tenants Rights Act can be found here. A copy is also available from Capital Region Water upon request.
High monthly water usage could be a result of more days in the billing cycle, increased usage, or leaks downstream of the meter. Use our tips or contact a plumber to check for leaks. If you don’t find leaks and are still concerned about your consumption contact Customer Service at 888-510-0606.