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Update to Water Issues – 5/13/2021

City of Lancaster water customers are being asked to voluntarily curtail water usage beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, May 14, while the Bureau of Water repairs a leak in East Hempfield Township. During this repair, only one water plant will be operating, as the other plant and storage reservoir will be temporarily out of service. Repairs are expected to take about 8 hours overnight to perform, and will continue until approximately 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 15.

Customers will not be without water at this time, but water pressure will be lower than normal, especially on the west side of the system which includes areas in Manor, East Hempfield, Lancaster and Pequea Townships, and Millersville Borough. Please schedule activities like showering, dishwashing and laundry before 10 p.m. on Friday or after 6 a.m. on Saturday.

Customer questions should be directed to the Water Lab at (717) 291-4818, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. After-hours questions should be directed to (717) 291-4816 or (717) 684-5056.

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Another Water Main Break – 5/11/2021

There is a water main break at Columbia Avenue and Abbeyville Road Southeast Corner. The City has been notified.

The City crews are working on a large main break in Centerville on the 42” main transmission line and expect to be on that until midnight. 

Local Hamilton Park and Woodlawn residents may experience low water pressure and brown water. The water main break or leak will be addressed once the City crews resolve the main break in the Centerville area.

Questions regarding this and other water issues should be directed to the City of Lancaster Water Department:  (717) 291-4816