Street Sweeping for Clean Water

By | January 23, 2017


Capital Region Water has contracted with DBi Services for street sweeping beginning in April. This service will now be performed with state of the art equipment designed to remove more dirt and grit from streets in the City of Harrisburg.

There will be no changes to the street sweeping schedule posted on your street. 

The City of Harrisburg will continue snow removal, leaf collection, trash removal, large debris removal from streets, and street sweeping for special events.

Park Harrisburg and the City of Harrisburg will continue parking enforcement during street sweeping days. Parking enforcement may still occur on days that street cleaning does not.

Street Sweeping Map:

Track the progress of street sweeping with this online map that’s updated daily.

Street sweepers are equipped with GPS units so you can see exactly where they’ve swept. This map, updated daily, highlights the roads scheduled to be swept on the day you are viewing the map. Blue roads will be swept in the morning and purple roads will be swept in the afternoon. Green dots/lines show where the street sweepers have swept in the last two weeks. This map will reset every two weeks.

Contact Information:

Capital Region Water: 888-510-0606,

City of Harrisburg: 311 or 717-255-3040

Park Harrisburg: 717-234-2274

Why is Capital Region Water street sweeping in Harrisburg?

Street sweeping is one method to prevent dirt and grit pollution from entering storm drains and reaching our local waterways and is part of Capital Region Water’s permit requirements for its stormwater and wastewater systems.

Capital Region Water is using “regenerative air” sweepers which reduce more pollution and earn more credits toward meeting stormwater permit requirements as compared to traditional sweepers. Capital Region Water will be evaluating the cost effectiveness of using street sweeping to meet its water quality obligations over the next five years.

Street sweeping is part of Capital Region Water’s City Beautiful H2O program for clean water and community beautification. Learn more.

How can you help?

Everyone has a shared responsibility for clean streets, clean water, and beautiful neighborhoods.

Prevent Street Flooding: Remove debris and litter from the top of storm drains.  This will help prevent street flooding and reduce the long term costs of operating our community’s infrastructure.

Stop the Drop. Never pollute our city with litter, and if you see litter, take the time to pick it up. Join the citywide Stop the Drop campaign and help our city become litter free.