What We Do

The Bureau of Stormwater Management works to develop the Nationally-recognized green infrastructure (GI) program through both public projects and private retrofit projects through grants and PENNVEST funding through the Pennsylvania State Revolving Loan Fund. The Green Infrastructure Plan of 2011 set forth the following goals:


• strengthen the City’s economy and improve the health and quality of life for its residents
by linking clean water solutions to community improvements (e.g. green streets);
• create green infrastructure programs that respond comprehensively to the multiple water
quality drivers (e.g. TMDL, CSO and stormwater regulations) to maximize the value of City
• use GI to reduce pollution and erosive flows from urban stormwater and combined sewer
overflows to support the attainment of the Watershed Implementation Plan for the
Chesapeake Bay and to improve water quality in the Conestoga River;
• achieve lower cost and higher benefit from the City’s infrastructure investments; and
• establish Lancaster City as a national and statewide model in green
infrastructure implementation.


Based on the five goals, a series of policy objectives were developed emphasizing a results-oriented, inclusionary process that involved partnerships of government, residents and businesses in effectively planning and implementing GI strategies and demonstration projects. Additional policies addressed the need to further reduce nutrient and sediment loads that ultimately flow into the Chesapeake Bay, and incorporate GI as a component of the City’s Long Term CSO control plan and SWM programs.

General Contact Info


City of Lancaster
120 North Duke Street
P.O. Box 1599
Lancaster, PA 17608



(717) 291-4711

Who We Are
Who We Are
Kate Austin
Green Infrastructure Asset Coordinator
Angela Brackbill
Water Resources Engineer
Karl Graybill
Environmental Planner