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
January 27, 2017
The City of Lancaster has made changes to treatment and to operations to reduce the formation of HAAs through the system.  The chlorine levels have been lowered to keep the HAAs from forming in the furthest reaches of our distribution system. The City has also started flushing the affected area (Willow Street area).  Preliminary sample results for the Willow Street area show the HAA level has dropped to 0.021mg/L.  This is well under the EPA’s maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 0.060mg/L. The City of Lancaster will continue the steps mentioned above, including weekly testing of the affected... read more
January 25, 2017
Lancaster's African American citizens have helped construct the City's buildings, owned its businesses, entertained its residents, fought for its freedom, educated its children and lead its government and church congregations. Join City Councilwoman Barbara Wilson for the opening of a special exhibit celebrating the contributions of African Americans to Lancaster. The opening of the Black History Month exhibit will be held on Friday, February 3, from 5 - 8 pm in the City Hall Gallery, in conjunction with downtown Lancaster's First Friday activities. A presentation will be held at 7 pm. The... read more
January 20, 2017
On Friday, January 20, a Tier II public notification of a non-emergency drinking water violation for haloacetic acid (HAA) was mailed out to most City of Lancaster water customers. Tier II is a non-emergency notification since there is no immediate health risk. Read the public notice that was mailed out here and an FAQ with more detailed information here. Haga clic aquí para más información.
January 12, 2017
The City of Lancaster is pleased to present the third installment of our popular Exhibit Series at the Lancaster Amtrak Train Station, opening on Thursday January 19. Three glass display cases located on the station concourse will feature exhibits by the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, Rock Ford Plantation, and Lancaster Public Art. The exhibits are curated to be artistic, educational and to visually enrich the environment for the public. For the first time, Lancaster Public Art will participate by creating an exhibit to display information about... read more
January 4, 2017
To increase recovery of recyclable materials and provide additional capacity for residents that generate large amounts of recyclables each week, the city will make available at no charge a limited number of 64-gallon carts to be delivered to properties in May 2017. Wheeled roll-out carts are convenient to use and easy to move to the curb. However, more space than is typically needed for a standard recycling bin is required to store and maneuver the cart to the curb. To maintain the city goal of having trash and recycling containers visible from the street only during collection days, the city... read more
January 3, 2017
We want to hear what your vision is for improved walking, biking, and transit use in Lancaster! The City of Lancaster is working closely with Lancaster County, the Lancaster Intermunicipal Committee and consultant Alta Planning + Design to prepare a three part Active Transportation Plan. The overall plan addresses all forms of non-motorized transportation such as walking, bicycling, transit and even horse and buggy. The Plan will establish a vision and set achievable goals as well as identify key near-term projects that will serve as catalysts for increasing active transportation and closing... read more
December 19, 2016
The Lancaster County Planning Commission is requesting citizen input into the development of places2040, an update to the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan.  A new online survey is  available at until February 10, 2017. Your input will help identify goals, objectives and strategies to shape Lancaster County’s future.