Lancaster County Municipal Stormwater Financing Initiative

               

EFC hosted a booth with the Borough’s Department of Public Works to educate
the public about stormwater and show off the Borough’s new vac truck (June 2013).

Project Summary

The EFC worked with six municipalities located in Lancaster County – East Cocalico, Manheim, Warwick, and West Lampeter Townships and Lititz and Mount Joy Boroughs – to conduct a stormwater management financing feasibility study that included looking at ways in which the communities could address regulations collaboratively to reduce costs and improve their local programs.

The objective of this effort was to identify the current level of stormwater service for each municipality, determine the future level of service needed to deliver a comprehensive stormwater management program, and highlight any and all opportunities to work collaboratively across the collective municipalities.

 Partners

Lancaster County Clean Water Consortium, Warwick Township, West Lampeter Township, Manheim Township, East Cocalico Township, Mount Joy Borough, Lititz Borough, and the Lancaster County Planning Commission

 Sponsors

This project was sponsored by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation’s Local Government Capacity Building Initiative (LGCBI).  Communities who participate in NFWF’s LGCBI are equipped with both the financial resources and technical assistance needed to develop and implement sustainability projects and policies.

Related Documents

♦ Stormwater Management in Lancaster County 

♦ Lancaster County Municipal Stormwater Management Financing Feasibility Study

 Stormwater Financing Case Study: Lancaster County

 Press

♦ Urban, suburban stormwater runoff replacing farm and sewage plants as top problem affecting Chesapeake Bay, Lancaster Online,  January 20, 2014

 

For more information, contact Monica Billig at mbillig@umd.edu or 240.786.8664.