Commercial properties — all 17,500 scattered throughout the City — are very unique in terms of their use of water (a lot, a little or almost none), the size of their building and building use. Below are some resources that may be helpful to you as you consider what you can do to manage stormwater.
Depending on how much water you are using, it can add money to your bottom line by doing all you can to conserve.
To learn more about how to conserve, check out Save Water PA’s business section. Here you’ll find information general commercial, healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality industries.
Don’t forget there is a lot you can do outside your building too. Conservation landscaping is a strategy that can help you reduce costs associated with lawn care and maintenance.
Do you part to dispose of your facility waste responsibly. Learn about what you can recycle and dispose of safely at the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority.
Soak It Up
If you’d like to know just how much impervious surface is on your property in the form of pavement, buildings and sidewalks, send us an email with your street address. We can tell you how many square feet are impervious based on county GIS data. With this information, we can estimate how much rainwater is flowing from your property into the combined sewer system.
To learn what you can do to retrofit your property to manage rainwater, check out the National Green Values Calculator which can help you compare the costs and benefits of green infrastructure.