The problem of stormwater runoff and combined sewer overflow is not going to go away; nor will the City’s responsibility to help clean and restore the Chesapeake Bay. The City’s green infrastructure plan provides a strategy that addresses the problem of stormwater runoff with techniques that are both cost effective and responsible.
The first of its kind in Pennsylvania, Lancaster City’s Green Infrastructure Plan serves as a model for other Third Class Cities. It will continue to be updated based on lessons learned, new technologies and continued analysis and data collection.
Green Infrastructure Technology Fact Sheets
- Overview of Green Infrastructure (PDF)
- Downspout Disconnection (PDF)
- Cistern / Rain Barrel (PDF)
- Bioretention (Rain Garden) (PDF)
- Vegetated Roof (PDF)
- Stormwater Planter Box (PDF)
- Infiltration Practices (PDF)
- Pervious Pavement with Infiltration (PDF)
- Green Street / Green Alley (PDF)
- Vegetated Swale (PDF)
- Tree Trench (PDF)
- Vegetated Curb Extension (PDF)
- Soil Infiltration Testing (PDF)
- Trees (PDF)
Calculating how much water you use and which of your behaviors uses the most water is the first step you can take to find out how to most effectively reduce your water use.
Take 5 minutes and calculate your total water use.