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CAPITAL REGION WATER BOARD OF DIRECTORS SELECTS NEW CEO

Mark Kropilak, Capital Region Water CEO

HARRISBURG (July 18, 2018): Capital Region Water’s Board of Directors announced today that Mark Kropilak is the new Chief Executive Officer of Capital Region Water.

“After a comprehensive search process, Mark impressed the Board of Directors with his 30 years of experience in the water industry and understanding of complex issues facing Capital Region Water, including infrastructure investments, regulatory mandates, and utility resilience,” said Board Chairperson Marc Kurowski. “He is capable of taking these issues head-on in the most efficient manner to best serve our customers.”

Mark has served as CEO and Board Advisor to various water technology companies. He was General Counsel for a regulated water and wastewater utility where he was a thought leader on matters of growth strategy and regulatory and legislative policies. Mark has also served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at several major water companies, where he focused on infrastructure investments, operational efficiency, utility valuation, and acquisitions.

“It is an honor to be selected CEO of Capital Region Water,” said Mr. Kropilak. “I have joined a team of employees dedicated to providing high quality water, superior customer service, and operational excellence.”

Mark received his law degree from Columbia University, an EMBA from Villanova University, and a BA degree in Economics and Accounting from Saint Vincent College.

About Capital Region Water
Capital Region Water is a municipal authority providing drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater services to 120,000 residents in the City of Harrisburg and surrounding area.  Capital Region Water owns and operates its primary water source, the DeHart Reservoir, including 8,000 acres of forestland surrounding the reservoir and a drinking water treatment plant capable of treating 20 million gallons per day. Capital Region Water’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility is the largest wastewater treatment plant in Pennsylvania within the Chesapeake Bay watershed capable of treating 45 million gallons per day.

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CAPITAL REGION WATER’S 2018 DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

HARRISBURG (June 28, 2018): Customers can now access Capital Region Water’s 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report online. The 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report identifies Capital Region Water’s source water, describes its treatment process, and summarizes compliance with drinking water standards in 2017.

The drinking water quality Capital Region Water supplied in 2017 exceeded all state and federal drinking water standards.  Customers can access the report online by visiting capitalregionwater.com/2018waterqualityreport, or they can request a copy to be mailed to them by calling 888-510-0606.

Capital Region Water continues to invest in its water system to provide safe, reliable drinking water for current and future generations. In 2018, Capital Region Water is investing $2 million to rehabilitate its 28-million-gallon Upper Reservoir, $1 million to install new plate settlers at its treatment plant, and $800,000 to install a new backup generator.

Capital Region Water implements a regular leak detection program to reduce costs through water loss. Capital Region Water saved an average of 571 million gallons a year between 2015 and 2017, through an active leak detection and repair program.

Customers with questions can contact Capital Region Water by phone at 888-510-0606 or by email at info@capitalregionwater.com.

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CAPITAL REGION WATER BEGINS ANNUAL FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING AND INSPECTION PROGRAM

HARRISBURG (April 03, 2018): Capital Region Water began its annual fire hydrant flushing and inspection program today. It is expected to take six to eight weeks to reach all 1,800 fire hydrants in Capital Region Water’s service area.

Why is this needed?
Annual fire hydrant flushing and inspections are vital to maintaining high quality drinking water. Flushing removes buildup in fire hydrants and water mains while hydrant inspections ensure reliable use for fire protection.

How will this affect customers’ water service?
Fire hydrant flushing may cause a temporary discoloration of water and a temporary reduction in water pressure. The discoloration is not harmful and can be flushed out by running cold water through a faucet. Check for discolored water before doing laundry when crews are flushing nearby. Customers can call 888-510-0606 or email info@capitalregionwater.com with any questions.

Flushing Phases:
Flushing will begin at Reservoir Park and progress out toward Capital Region Water’s service area boundaries. Customers can check the progress of hydrant flushing on Capital Region Water’s website at http://www.capitalregionwater.com/hydrantflushing.

Public Notification:
Capital Region Water will be using an automated phone system, Nextdoor.com, and Twitter to notify customers as the flushing program progresses. Customers can sign up to receive automated messages about hydrant flushing by subscribing to “Service Alerts” at capitalregionwater.com/alerts or by calling Capital Region Water at 888-510-0606.
More information can be found at capitalregionwater.com/hydrantflushing.

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