Intermunicipal Watershed Assessment

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 the watershed area to support the municipalities’ development of Pollutant Reduction Plans for this watershed in accordance with their respective MS4 permits. Additional information regarding this work and the Pollutant Reduction Plans will be made available later this year.

For more information about this project, please contact Ruth Hocker at (717)735-0350.