There are three things that you can do:
- Don’t Pollute
- Soak it Up
Conserve Simply put, use less water. If you do, you will not only save money on the clean water coming into your home but also reduce the volume that entering the combined sewer system. What comes in, must go out!
Don’t Pollute Keeping the water as clean as it can be before it enters the combined sewer system is another simple step we can all take. Don’t use harsh chemicals or detergents at home, don’t dump or throw anything in the stormwater inlets along the streets, pick up your pet waste, check and repair automotive leaks. Keep it clean!
Soak it Up There is a lot of pavement in Lancaster City. In fact, 73 percent of the City is covered in parking lots and buildings. Doing whatever we can to allow rainwater to soak into the ground is a good thing by redirecting rainwater to green spaces, removing concrete and/or pavement and planting trees and native shrubs.
Depending on where you live in the City, you might have very few options to allow rainwater to soak into the ground. Cisterns or rain barrels are ideal ways to slow the flow of rainwater into the combined sewer system.
To help get you started conserving, keeping it clean or soaking it up, click on a link below: