Capital Region Water is temporarily pumping and treating water from its backup drinking water source, the Susquehanna River. This short-term exercise is an industry best practice used to operate the backup system and confirm its reliability during a potential emergency. Routine use allows Capital Region Water to ensure that both sources are available and can be utilized when needed.

“Our top priority is to protect public health by providing safe, reliable drinking water,” stated Capital Region Water CEO Charlotte Katzenmoyer. “All state and federal drinking water standards will be met during this temporary exercise. While customers with a sensitive palate may notice a slightly different taste, there will be no changes to the quality of water coming through your tap.”

The short-term run will last approximately 14 days. On November 6, 2023, Capital Region Water will transition the full supply back to the primary source, the DeHart Reservoir.

Capital Region Water also reminds all drinking water customers to complete their online survey about the water service line coming into their home or business. This assistance will help ensure compliance with new regulatory requirements. Once completed, the survey will be used to develop an online, interactive map that customers can use to review service line materials throughout the system from main to household.

Capital Region Water continues to achieve a great result in its commitment to clean, safe drinking water. State and federal regulations require the 90th percentile lead level to be less than 15 parts per billion, meaning detected lead must not exceed that level in at least 90 percent of homes sampled. Capital Region Water’s result of 0 parts per billion is well below the required level. For more information about the source of your drinking water and how it compares to federal and state regulatory standards, you can visit the Water Quality Report page on Capital Region Water’s website. Capital Region Water is committed to providing clear information to every customer. If you have any questions, please contact Capital Region Water at 888-510-0606.

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