Water Main Replacement at various locations

Location

N 6th Street, 12th Street, & North Allison Hill,

Schedule

2021

Status/Phase

Design

Background:


CRW’s finished water distribution system delivers drinking water and fire flows throughout the City of Harrisburg and portions of Susquehanna Township, Paxtang and Penbrook. Much of the system is quite old (Civil War – 1950s) and though constructed of reliable materials (cast and ductile iron pipe), a good deal of the system has outlived its expected service life.

Project Purpose:


Replace portions of the system with observed performance deficiencies (low flow/pressure, high frequency of water main breaks) to reduce failures. Pipe failures cause regulatory violations (sewer back-ups and overflows) and catastrophic, expensive repair needs including sinkholes and street failures. CRW proactively monitors the system to locate leaks so they may be addressed prior to failure.

Project Summary:


Replace water mains in four locations. The project will be designed and bid in early 2021 so construction will be completed the same year.
Project will be financed from 2018 series bonds/cash

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