Kim announces investment to repair, replace water supply systems

HARRISBURG, April 20 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, announced the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, known as Pennvest, has approved a $41.6 million loan to Capital Region Water to repair and replace water supply systems throughout Dauphin County.

The first phase of the project aims to replace 6,300 feet of pipe as well as meters and valves to prevent water main breaks in the Allison Hill neighborhood, specifically on Cameron Street, between State and Berryhill streets.

“The need to upgrade our water supply systems was necessary to provide safe and reliable access for all our residents,” Kim said. “Everyday access to safe water is essential to public health and safety.”

Later phases of the project will consist of upgrading water meters in Harrisburg, Susquehanna Township and the borough of Penbrook, as well as improvements for the DeHart Dam in Rush Township.

Capital Region Water serves more than 18,000 customers. Water bills will not be affected because of this work. The project is expected to begin July 13 and be completed on June 1, 2025.