Policies and Procedures

The policies and procedures provided in this manual are intended to define intent; provide guidance; establish application, review, and appeal processes; and otherwise clarify the framework under which CRW provides these StormwaterServices. CRW’s Stormwater Program is administered by CRW’s CEO, under the direction of CRW’s Board.

Stormwater Fee Proposal and Implementation Plan

After significant public input in 2019, Capital Region Water’s Board of Directors recommended the implementation of a stormwater fee. This rate is based on the amount of stormwater runoff generated by an individual property. Calculation is based on the property’s impervious surface are (e.g., asphalt, concrete, buildings) that sheds rainwater into Capital Region Water’s sewer system. Because the cost of the stormwater program is allocated to those properties that generate the most stormwater, a stormwater fee is the most equitable approach to addressing stormwater issues and runoff pollution.

Read/download the full plan here.

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City Beautiful H2O Program Plan

The City Beautiful H2O Program Plan (Program Plan) is Capital Region Water’s responsible approach to addressing a combination of system-wide infrastructure deterioration and failure with high-priority water quality compliance activities. Capital Region Water must balance delivery of reliable service with Federal Clean Water Act and Commonwealth Clean Streams Law obligations in a manner our ratepayers can afford.

Executive Summary as submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency on March 29, 2018

Full Program Plan Document (Right click and select “Save

link as” to download)

Supporting Documents

Combined Sewer System Characterization Report, Version 2.0

Separate Sanitary Sewer Capacity Assessment Report, Version 2.0

Appendix A – Separate Sanitary Sewer Capacity Assessment Report

Nine Minimum Control Plan, Version 7.0

Operations and Maintenance Manual, Version 5.0

MS4 Documents

Year 1 Annual Status Report

Semi-Annual Reports

For the Semi-Annual Report, the required information is covered in Sections 1, 2, and 3 on the operation and maintenance of the facilities, since there is some overlap between the reporting requirements.

Section 4 provides a more comprehensive assessment of the status of the Wet Weather Program implementation of the partial Consent Decree requirements. During this reporting period, CRW continued to address comments from USEPA and PADEP on the City Beautiful H2O Program Plan (submitted on April 1, 2018). CRW also met with USEPA and PADEP to discuss the Program Plan.

 March 31, 2021 Chapter 94 Report and Semi-Annual Report on Consent Decree Implementation [part 1]

 March 31, 2021 Chapter 94 Report and Semi-Annual Report on Consent Decree Implementation [part 2]

 March 31, 2020 Chapter 94 Report and Semi-Annual Report on Consent Decree Implementation

September 30, 2019 Semi-Annual Report on Consent Decree Implementation

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