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 and sewer 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 $9.65 for every 1,000 gallons consumed. This consumption is measured by a meter, usually in your basement, that we read once a month.
Ready to Serve Fee
Every customer is charged a “Ready to Serve” fee which is priced based on the size of pipe that leads 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.
|Size of Tap (inches)||Monthly Charge||Annual Private Fire Protection Services Charge|
|14 or greater||$2,961.96|
Application for Water Service
|Fee Item||Fee Amount|
|Service initiation fee||$25.00|
|Service termination fee||$25.00|
|Service restoration fee following involuntary termination of service||$100.00|
|Fee for Service Tap|
|1 1/2 inch||$350.00|
|Initial inspection of service line||No charge|
|Reinspection of service line||$50.00|
|Purchase||Testing Meter Outlet of 1″ or Less||Testing Meter Outlet Greater than 1″|
|Management Agent to Quote||$165.00||Management Agent to Quote|
All customers in the City of Harrisburg are charged $6.66 for every 1,000 gallons of water consumed for sewer utilization. This fee is calculated based on your water consumption measured by your water meter.
All customers in the City of Harrisburg are charged $1.00 for every 1,000 gallons of water consumed for sewer maintenance. This fee is also calculated based on your water consumption measured by your water meter.
Application for Sewer Service
There is a $347 / EDU fee for connecting to the sewer 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 / 1000 gallons and all other suburban municipalities $4.39 / 1000 gallons.
More detailed financial reports including rate studies, audited financial statements, and consulting engineering reports can be found here.