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May 21, 2018
National Public Works Week is May 20 through 26! We appreciate our public works staff every week of the year, but in honor of NPWW, we'll be highlighting five public works employees with a new, "Get to Know Your City Employees." each day this week. First up is Fredo Pagan, whose work touches the lives of all city residents and visitors by ensuring that our parks and other public spaces are well-maintained. Anyone that knows Fredo knows that he is dependable and willing to do any task with a smile! Read on to lear more about Fredo. Name: Fredo Pagan What is your position? Labor Supervisor  But... read more
May 15, 2018
The first time we saw Jameel Thrash’s name on a permit, we thought it must be a fake name. Who was this hero with the superpower of being able to grant zoning permission? After a thorough review of the rolls of city employers we concluded that this was indeed the coolest name of any public servant to ever serve the city of Lancaster — sorry, 19th-century Mayor Nathaniel Pierre Lightner (Natty Light for short), your reign is over.  We sat down to talk to Jameel in a first ever segment we’re calling, "Get to Know Your City Employees." Name: Jameel Barakat (Arabic for Beautiful Blessing) Thrash... read more
April 23, 2018
Reposted from Penn Waste's newsletter. Click here to subscribe! Chinese Restrictions on Imports Creating Recycling Industry Crisis The United States generates more recyclable material than any other country in the world and China is the world’s largest buyer of recyclable material. The Chinese government recently imposed new rules severely restricting the levels of contamination allowed in the recyclable material they accept. These changes have had catastrophic consequences on the US recycling industry. What is contamination? Contamination is any non-recyclable item (aka trash) that gets... read more
April 20, 2018
FREE Home Compost Workshops Scheduled 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,... read more
April 13, 2018
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 April 13th, 2018 at 8:00 AM, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 2400, 2406, 2410, 2414, 2418, 2422, 2407, 2411, 2415, 2419 Helena Rd. 2414, 2502 Mayfair Dr. 100 Westbrook Dr. 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 no longer required to boil your... read more
April 12, 2018
According to the calendar, spring has been here for a few weeks, but Lancaster City is only just starting to thaw out from winter! Read on for some waste disposal tips if the warmer temps have you itching to deep clean your house and spruce up your yard. Yard Waste Now’s the time to clear your yard for spring and summer! Yard waste collection Began earlier this month. Pickups will happen twice a month in April, May, September and October, and once a month in June, July and August. Yard waste includes tree trimmings, shrubbery and other organic landscape vegetation. This does NOT include trash... read more
April 12, 2018
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 on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Flushing will be done Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. 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 when they are flushed. Flushing may... read more
April 11, 2018
The CRIZ Authority will be holding a public hearing at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in the City Commission Meeting Room at City Hall to discuss the removal of some properties and businesses from the CRIZ and to provide the opportunity for public comment. The removal of these properties and businesses does not prevent them from being added back in to the CRIZ District at a later date. Click here for a list of the proposed properties to be removed.
April 11, 2018
DRINKING WATER WARNING BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING BOIL WATER ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR: 2400, 2406, 2410, 2414, 2418, 2422, 2407, 2411, 2415, 2419 Helena Rd. 2414, 2502 Mayfair Dr. 100 Westbrook Dr. 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, April 11, 2018, at 10:45 AM, the City of Lancaster Water Department has issued a boil water advisory caused by broken main. This notice is for customers... read more
April 6, 2018
Monday, April 9 through Thursday, April 12, employees for PPL will be performing nighttime inspections of manholes in the streets in the downtown. This work is scheduled from 7:30 pm to 4:30 am. Periodic, short-term lane restrictions and minor parking restrictions should be expected. Work zones will have lighting and lit arrow boards for driver safety. This investigative work is the prelude to a large conductor replacement project scheduled from mid-May to late-July, due to several failures in the downtown network over the last two years. That larger reliability project will also be performed... read more

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