• CAPITAL REGION WATER ADOPTS NEW WATER AND SEWER RATES FOR 2015

    HARRISBURG (November 25, 2014) – Earlier today, Capital Region Water’s Board of Directors voted to adopt a new budget and rates for 2015. The combined $43 million budget necessitates an 8.6% increase in water rates and no change to sewer rates for City customers. The average monthly increase for residential customers will be $3.29 perRead more →

  • HISTORIC REGULATORY AGREEMENT TO PROTECT LOCAL WATERWAYS

    WHAT:            A press conference will be held to announce a long-negotiated proposed agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and PA Department of Environmental Protection addressing Harrisburg wet weather compliance issues. The press conference will include a summary of the agreement and its impact on residents.   WHEN:           10AM,Read more →

  • Mayor Papenfuse Extends Heartfelt Thanks to Veterans Everywhere for their Service and Sacrifice

    Mayor Papenfuse Extends Heartfelt Thanks to Veterans Everywhere for their Service and Sacrifice

    Nov. 10, 2014 HARRISBURG – In honor of Veterans Day, Mayor Eric Papenfuse extends his sincerest appreciation to the nation’s veterans who have serve the people of the United States of America with bravery and distinction for more than two centuries. “Our city and our nation owe a great debt to the many noble menRead more →

  • CAPITAL REGION WATER AWARDED GRANT TO DEVELOP GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN FOR HARRISBURG

    HARRISBURG (October 23, 2014) – Last night, Capital Region Water announced that it was awarded a $125,000 grant to develop a Green Stormwater Infrastructure Plan for Harrisburg from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Green infrastructure is a broad term for trees, gardens, and other technologies that are designed to help reduce runoffRead more →

  • Register to attend the 2014 Harrisburg Sinkhole Summit

    The City of Harrisburg invites you to attend the 2014 Sinkhole Conference. Receive the latest information on how to best handle sinkhole issues. Hear from national speakers who will share their expertise on the best practices in sinkhole management to include the following: ►Sinkholes 101 (The Basics—How They Form) ►Federal Funding Programs for Sinkhole Identification and Repair ►Pennsylvania StateRead more →

  • “State of the City” Address 2014

    Office of the Honorable Eric Papenfuse Mayor of Harrisburg State of the City Address Oct. 8, 2014 Not a day goes by that a concerned citizen doesn’t come up to me on the street and ask, “Mr. Mayor, Do you like your job?” To that question and its sometime-companion — “Are you doing all right?”Read more →

  • A “HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER” WILL BE THEME OF 2014 PARADE IN HARRISBURG

    Oct. 7, 2014 HARRISBURG – “A Holiday to Remember” will be the theme of the 2014 Harrisburg Holiday Parade that will feature marching groups, music and a “Mystery Santa” to kick off the season at noon Saturday, Nov. 22. Harrisburg Police Chief Thomas Carter and members of the police department’s “Junior Cadets” will serve asRead more →