Water company: sinkhole caused main break, not the other way around

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Capital Region Water claims its data shows the big sinkhole on South 14th Street in Harrisburg caused a water main break, not the other way around.

The city also said the first phase of data collection in the geological survey of that area is complete. 

Capital Region Water said it will wait for a full report before determining how to fix the problem.  That should happen in October. 

A town hall meeting will be scheduled in the the coming weeks.

To prevent future sinkholes, the company is testing Harrisburg’s infrastructure.  A crew dropped robots down manholes along Front Street Wednesday.  They will stay there for about a year to gauge the force of sewage flow and record every time there’s an overflow into the Susquehanna River.


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