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April 2, 2015
The City of Lancaster Department of Public Works will be performing a thorough flushing of water distribution mains to promote maximum water quality. Flushing operations will begin at 10:00 PM on Sunday, April 5, 2015 and continue daily between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM until approximately May 29, 2015. Operations will allow for the cleaning of each main at least once during the designated flushing dates. Visit our website, Facebook and Twitter regularly for any schedule updates. Bookmark this page - we will regularly post what streets are scheduled to be flushed, and will confirm... read more
March 10, 2015
City of Lancaster drinking water customers can have absolute confidence that their drinking water continues to meet or exceed all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act standards and regulations. Some customers have reported a stronger chlorine taste or smell in their drinking water, however water remains safe for consumption and all other uses. The Water Bureau’s water quality team is working to resolve this temporary, aesthetically-related condition in the water and has adjusted its treatment process to alleviate the issue. The stronger chlorine smell is the... read more
March 9, 2015
City Council will hold a special Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commission Room - City Hall Annex, 120 North Duke Street, Marion Street Entrance, to discuss use of technology.
March 5, 2015
The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) is partnering with municipalities, community organizations and Penn State Master Gardeners of Lancaster County to conduct home compost workshops where residents will learn how to recycle organic waste from their kitchens and gardens instead of putting it in the trash. Composting is an excellent way to recycle vegetable scraps, grass clippings, leaves, and other organic materials and turn them into a useful and valuable soil amendment. Workshop attendees will also learn how to build effective, yet inexpensive home compost bins to... read more
March 3, 2015
PUBLIC MEETING Notice of a Public Review and Comment Period for Lancaster City’s Draft 2014 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT (CAPER) and 2015 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN The Public Meeting will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2015 in The Commission Room at City Hall, 120 North Duke Street Lancaster’s draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) describes the performance of City activities funded in 2014 under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs during 2014. The City’s Annual Action... read more
March 2, 2015
Would you like to learn about gangs? What goes in to a criminal investigation? The science of fingerprint analysis? What happens when a complaint is filed against an officer? An opportunity to shoot police duty weapons? Tour our 911 center? You will learn all this, and more, at our Citizens Police Academy. Seats are still available for the Academy that begins on Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 pm. We have extended the deadline for applications to Sunday, March 8th, 2015. You can obtain an application at the front desk of the police station, or go to the below link and download an application... read more
February 27, 2015
DRINKING WATER PROBLEM CORRECTED BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED: WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK. Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. As of Friday February 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 102, 103, 106, 107, 110, 111, 114, 115, Canterbury Turn. 226, 229, 230, 234, 237, 238, 241, 242, 245, 246, 249, 250, 253, 257 Heatherstone Way Your water is safe to drink and we have lifted the boil water advisory. We are pleased to report the problem has been corrected and you are... read more
February 25, 2015
DRINKING WATER WARNING BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR: 102, 103, 106, 107, 110, 111, 114, 115, Canterbury Turn. 226, 229, 230, 234, 237, 238, 241, 242, 245, 246, 249, 250, 253, 257 Heatherstone Way CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED TO BOIL THEIR DRINKING WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Hiervan el agua antes de usarla. Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 1:00 PM, the City of Lancaster Water Department has issued a boil water advisory caused by water... read more
February 24, 2015
This winter, be mindful of what type of salt you're using to deice sidewalks. Some types of salt can damage concrete surfaces. In addition, a significant portion of the stormwater within the City drains into the sewer system and subsequently makes it to the wastewater treatment plant. Any deicer with acetate would be the least desired for the sewer system, and the City does not allow anti-skid material to be used, such as sand. As a first choice we recommend salt made with potassium chloride or with magnesium chloride as an alternate to minimize damage to concrete surfaces. Also please apply... read more
February 19, 2015
Jeff Speck will return to Lancaster on Wednesday, March 4 to discuss the findings from his walkability study. The public is invited to his presentation at the Ware Center on March 4 at 7 PM. If you have a Facebook profile, you can RSVP here. However, no RSVP or tickets are required.

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