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CAPITAL REGION WATER TO OPERATE BACKUP WATER SUPPLY

CAPITAL REGION WATER TO OPERATE BACKUP WATER SUPPLY

Minimal Customer Impact Expected

HARRISBURG, PA (Oct. 31, 2019) — Capital Region Water will begin temporarily pumping and treating water from its backup water source, the Susquehanna River, on Monday, November 4, 2019. This year, Capital Region Water will be blending with the primary water source, the DeHart Reservoir. This short-term run is an industry best practice to ensure reliability during a potential emergency.

“Capital Region Water’s top priority is protecting public health by providing safe, reliable drinking water,” Capital Region Water CEO Charlotte Katzenmoyer. “All state and federal drinking water standards will be met during this temporary exercise since the treatment process remains the same regardless of the source water. Customers with a sensitive palate may notice a slightly different taste, but there will be no changes to the appearance of the water or water pressure.”

Capital Region Water’s water supply system is fully redundant, and Capital Region Water’s water treatment plant can treat water from either the DeHart Reservoir or Susquehanna River during typical conditions or during emergencies. The water treatment plant, called the Robert E. Young Water Services Center, was constructed in 1994 and currently treats about 7 million gallons of drinking water per day for customers in the City of Harrisburg and parts of Penbrook Borough, and Lower Paxton, Susquehanna, and Swatara Townships.

The short-term run will last approximately 14 days. By November 17, 2019, all water treated and distributed will be from our primary source, the DeHart Reservoir. Please contact Capital Region Water at 888-510-0606 if you have any questions.

 

Tanya Dierolf | Director of Strategic Initiatives

888‑510‑0606 | 717-216-5259 (o)

Capital Region Water

212 Locust Street, Suite 500 | Harrisburg, PA 17101

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