Independent Reports

Evaluation of Claimed Benefits

Analysis of the claims made by Lancaster City regarding the benefits of the South Water Tower by Lancaster Township resident Mark Kendall, August 11, 2018 (revised November 14, 2018).

Water Pressure Survey

Water pressure measurements recorded at sites in School Lane Hills, Hamilton Park, Bausman, and Millersville 2018.


City of Lancaster Presentations and Q&As

Public Meeting, November 2017

Presentation by Charlotte Katzenmoyer, Director of Public Works, to the Board of School Directors for the School District of Lancaster at a public meeting held Nov. 2, 2017. A high-level discussion of the history and need for the Tower from the City’s perspective.

Q&A, November 2017

Q&A accompanying Charlotte Katzenmoyer’s presentation to the Board of School Directors on Nov. 2, 2017

Q&A, February 2017

Answers to questions posed by the Friends of Lancaster Township Park, Feb. 13, 2017

FAQ, July 2015

Facts provided to Lancaster Township regarding the South Water Tower and its associated piping and pumping projects.


Other City of Lancaster Data

Pressure and Flow Measurements

Pressure data and flow test recorded by the City of Lancaster in 2017 at four locations within the area that the City of Lancaster claims will be boosted by the South Water Tower. This is the only pressure data collected by the City in this area from 2015 through 2017.


Regulatory Filings

Long Term Infrastructure Plan, November 2017

Detailed information provided to the PA Public Utilities Commission regarding Lancaster’s existing water system and planned repairs and improvements. Does not include new infrastructure.

Master Water Service Plan, 2013

Detailed list of planned water infrastructure projects prepared in 2013. Contains timeframes and budgets. Included with the 2014 water rate case filed with the PA Public Utilities Commission Docket No. R-2014-2418872

Annual Reports, 2012-2016

Financial performance including revenues, costs, and profit, and volume of water purchased each year.


Maps

Projected Increases in Minimum Water Pressure, 2017

Lancaster City Water Bureau claims the South Water Tower will boost minimum water pressures in neighborhoods south and west of the City. This map shows the expected increase in each area according to a computer simulation run by the City’s engineers.

Low Water Pressure Near Buchanan Elementary, 2017

This map produced by Lancaster City Water Bureau in November 2017 shows the area around the new Buchanan Elementary School that the City’s computer simulation predicts experience water pressure below 20 psig during times of peak water demand.

Proposed Sites

Eleven construction sites being considered as of July 2018 as published by LNP Media.


PA Department of Environmental Protection

Water Allocation Report for Lancaster City, 2013

Excerpt of report accompanying the DEP’s 2013 approval of Lancaster City’s interim water permit allocation for the Susquehanna River. Presents historical water demand and future projections. Filmed from DEP files.


Pennsylvania Code

Pressures

52 Pa. Code §65.6 requiring utilities to monitor water pressure.


More Information

Wheatland Community Garden

News reports, FAQs, presentations, and links

School District of Lancaster

Buchanan Elementary construction project.


 

Graphs and Charts

Data from reports on this page, illustrated.

Water Delivered by Lancaster City Water Bureau 1995-2011

(Thousand Gallons Per Day)

From PA Department of Environmental Protection, Water Allocation Report for Lancaster City

Total Metered Connections 1997-2011

(Number of Total Connections, Data Unavailable for Year 2000)

From PA Department of Environmental Protection, Water Allocation Report for Lancaster City, 2013

Water Use per Connection 1997-2011

(Gallons Per Day, Data Unavailable for Year 2000)

From PA Department of Environmental Protection, Water Allocation Report for Lancaster City, 2013

Water Supply 2012-2016

(Thousand Gallons Per Day, Average)

From Lancaster City Annual Reports filed with the PUC

Water Sold and Lost 2014

(Hover cursor over slice to see Million Gallons per Year)

From 2015 Conestoga Water Supply Evaluation, a report prepared for Lancaster City by Black & Veitch (2015)

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