How rates are set
As a municipal authority, Capital Region Water makes no profit and is bound to set rates based on the costs associated with operating, maintaining, and making necessary improvements to our water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. Each year our staff, Board, and consultants estimate expected costs and set rates to generate enough revenue to meet those costs. You can have your say in the budget process at any of our public board meetings.
All customers are charged $9.84 for every 1,000 Gallons consumed. This consumption is measured by a meter, usually in your basement, that we read once a month.
Every customer is charged a “Ready-to-Serve Fee” which is priced based on the size of the water service tap which is connected to the service line leading to your home or business. This fee covers the costs of maintaining a system that is ready-to-serve your water needs whether you consume 1 Gallon or 1,000 Gallons.
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All customers in the City of Harrisburg are charged $7.99 for every 1,000 Gallons of water consumed for wastewater utilization. This fee is calculated based on your water consumption measured by your water meter.
Application for Wastewater Service
There is a $2,820 / EDU fee for connecting to the wastewater system. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-510-0606 for more information.
Suburban customers have different rates than customers that we bill because we treat their wastewater but do not maintain their collection system. We charge Steelton $3.08 / 1,000 Gallons and all other suburban municipalities $4.39 / 1,000 Gallons.
The stormwater fee takes effect on October 1, 2020. Beginning with the bill issued in October 2020, customers in the City of Harrisburg will see the stormwater fee billed as a separate charge on monthly water/wastewater bills.
More detailed financial reports including rate studies, audited financial statements, and consulting engineering reports can be found here.