Paxton Creek Interceptor Improvement Project

By | December 15, 2017

Image taken during a 2014 inspection of the Paxton Creek Interceptor depicts deterioration of the 115 year old pipe.

In early 2018, Capital Region Water began an $8 million project to rehabilitate 13,000 feet of its Paxton Creek Interceptor, one of the largest sewer pipes in its system. Measuring 5 feet tall and 6 feet wide at its largest point, the Paxton Creek Interceptor runs along the Paxton Creek in Harrisburg and carriers an average of 12 million gallons of wastewater every day to the Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility.

This is the first rehabilitation of the Paxton Creek Interceptor since it was first constructed in 1902. The project will rehabilitate the interceptor by spraying structural cement throughout the inside of the pipe. Diesel pumps and temporary above ground piping will be utilized along Paxton Creek to divert flows while the work is conducted.  Capital Region Water and its construction contractors are coordinating with properties impacted by this project.

Inspection and cleaning of this interceptor were conducted in 2014 and 2016 respectively.

Below is a video depicting how the cement lining will be applied: