The City of Lancaster is doing our part to restore local water quality, and improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
The City of Lancaster has invested more than $10 million in upgrades at the Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in order to reduce nutrient pollution (nitrogen and phosphorus) impacting the Chesapeake Bay. In 2016, the US Environmental Protection Agency, recognized the wastewater sector for exceeding pollution reduction goals of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load. Learn more at www.epa.gov/chesapeake-bay-tmdl/wastewater-pollution-reduction-chesapeake-bay-watershed.
We are also taking steps to reduce the impact of stormwater runoff on our waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to investing millions of dollars to green the city and soak up the rain where it falls, we have updated our ordinances and regulations to protect the health, safety and welfare of our residents, and local waterways.