Lancaster City “Green” Infrastructure Plans

Alley behind 317 North Mulberry Street in Lancaster.

Alley behind 317 North Mulberry Street in Lancaster.

Lancaster City is becoming a model for national cities to look to for changing their infrastructure to become more green. With heavy fines for Lancaster’s water pollution issues in the Conestoga River looming, the plan serves to both comply with EPA guidelines as well as create a green atmosphere and much cheaper way in the long run of dealing with the problem.

Instead of building large storage tanks that would hold the overflow until it could be treated, the city chose to plant trees, install rain gardens and vegetative “green” roofs, and porous pavement, such as the alley, to catch stormwater.

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