In advance of the predicted rain from Hurricane Michael, and the arriving cold front, Lancaster Township Public Works crew were out on Tuesday cleaning inlet grates, and the crew will be out again today.
Residents can also help prevent roadway and potential yard flooding by adopting an inlet nearest your home, and keeping it clear BEFORE a storm hits. If you do, we will even provide you with a rake to keep and use. Click on the “Adopt-an-Inlet” link to sign up.
With leaf collection season here, there are leaves that have been raked into the roadway awaiting pickup. Those leaves can block inlet grates and potentially cause flooding by preventing the stormwater from entering the system. Residents are reminded to not rake leaves into or close to the inlet. In addition, grass and yard waste are not part of leaf collection, and should not be raked to the curb.
BEFORE it begins raining, please help insure that the stormwater can flow down the gutters to the inlets and enter them. If you notice that the inlets are blocked, and you cannot remove the debris yourself, call the township at (717) 291-1213 and let us know the location so that we can take care of it.
Remember—DO NOT ENTER STANDING WATER NEAR AN INLET even in an effort to open it up. Call the township for assistance.