March 3, 2017
The City of Lancaster is continuing to monitor the levels of HAAs in the distribution system.  The City is continually monitoring the chlorine levels, to keep the levels low, to prevent the HAAs from forming in the furthest reaches of our distribution system. The City is also continuing the weekly flushing of the affected (Willow Street) area to ensure that we are maintaining the lower levels of HAA.  The most recent results for samples taken in the Willow Street area were 0.031mg/L on 02/15/17, and 0.033mg/L on 02/22/17.  Both results are still well under the EPA’s maximum contaminant level... read more
March 2, 2017
The City of Lancaster, in partnership with East Lampeter Township and West Lampeter Township, has received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Growing Greener program to complete a watershed assessment and action plan for an unnamed tributary to the Conestoga River that flows through and drains runoff from all three municipalities’ regulated municipal separate storm sewer (MS4) areas. This watershed is shown in Figure 1 below. Figure 1. Watershed Map Beginning this week, teams from C. S. Davidson and LandStudies, Inc. will be conducting field assessments of... read more
February 24, 2017
PUBLIC NOTICE Notice of a Public Review and Comment Period for: Lancaster City Department of Public Works Periodic Specifications Update for Streets, Curb, Sidewalk and Utility Specifications The Public Review and Comment Period will occur for 30 days, March 2, 2017 through March 31, 2017 Links to the the proposed specifications are available below, and are also available for free at City Hall, Engineering Bureau, 120 North Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602. Curb & Sidewalk DetailsCurb & Sidwalk SpecificationsRoadway DetailsWater Details The City will accept citizen comments regarding... read more
February 20, 2017
The 2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report is now available. Click here to view the PDF. This report shows our water quality and what it means. We want you to be informed about your water supply. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact the water quality lab at (717) 291-4818.  
February 16, 2017
On Tuesday, February 14, the team from MAW Communications presented City Council with an update on the broadband Internet program. The presentation was live-streamed on Facebook as well - video can be viewed below. Click here for a PDF of the slide show used in the presentation.  Broadband Internet Program Update Due to the nature of this meeting, comment will not be taken from online viewers during the presentation. However, questions will be answered by staff afterwards so feel free to ask questions in the comments. Posted by City of Lancaster, PA Government on Tuesday, February 14,... read more
February 9, 2017
Residents, business owners and bike and pedestrian advocates are encouraged to come out to the first of several Lancaster Active Transportation Plan public meetings. Participants will learn about the planning process, share their vision for bicycling and walking in Lancaster, offer input regarding specific improvements they would like to see in the community, and provide input on proposed projects such as the Northeast Greenway Trail and the Greater Lancaster Heritage Pathway.   WHO: Residents, business owners and bike and pedestrian advocates will be joined by the project team, including... read more
February 9, 2017
Due to inclement weather, Penn Waste will not be running any city residential trash or recycling routes on Thursday, February 9. Collections will follow the “holiday schedule” for the remainder of the week. Thursday routes will be collected Friday and Friday routes will be collected on Saturday. Trash and recycling for Saturday collection should be set out by 2:00 a.m. Contact the Solid Waste Hotline at 291-4744 or with any questions.
February 3, 2017
The 100 block of East King Street will be down to one lane beginning Monday, February 6 and continuing through the end of February. This lane closure will maximize pedestrian safety during construction taking place at 115 East King Street. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Metzler at (717) 291-4764 or
February 2, 2017
The City of Lancaster continues to monitor the chlorine levels closely to prevent the HAAs from forming in the furthest reaches of our distribution system. The City continues our flushing program and weekly testing of the affected (Willow Street) area to ensure that we are maintaining the lower levels of HAA. The sampling results from last week of the affected site came in at 0.046mg/L and show we are still well under the EPA’s maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.060mg/L. The required regulatory sampling for the first quarter of 2017 will be released at the end of February. At that time, the... read more
January 27, 2017
Police in Lancaster and across the country, are burdened with duties that go far beyond the business of basic policing. Our police officers are settling domestic disputes, intervening with mental health issues, and mentoring kids — all while issuing traffic tickets, calming disputes between neighbors, and fighting street crimes. The safety and well-being of everyone who lives, works in, and visits the City of Lancaster will always be our number-one priority. We cooperate with immigration authorities in cases that involve serious crimes, and we always comply with constitutional detainer... read more