Water tower

This rendering of a water tower proposed for School District of Lancaster property in Lancaster Township is part of a series of shadow studies. It was included in a presentation made in November 2017. 

School District of Lancaster officials are expected to explain the terms of a proposed agreement between the district and the City of Lancaster to construct a 3-million-gallon water tank in Lancaster Township at a meeting tonight.

The district's committee of the whole meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at McCaskey East and include a presentation on the location, landscaping and road related to the proposed tower, according to Lancaster city Mayor Danene Sorace.

The cost to build the tank and most relevant piping was estimated to cost $7 million, plus another $1.5 million to construct a water supply line to the tank, Sorace told LNP in December.

Spanning two years and two administrations, city officials have sought the proposed 145-foot tall steel water tank to be located on School District of Lancaster property near Lancaster Community Park in Lancaster Township.

The city also wants to install a 24-inch water supply line to the tank and a 16-inch discharge line.

The proposed site has received opposition from some Lancaster Township residents as well as concerns from township officials seeking transparency from the city pertaining to the need for such a tower.

Late last year, the City of Lancaster submitted an application to the Public Utility Commission that the city knew would be denied. Sorace said the submission was "sought to clarify" the city's authority over building the tower.

The meeting will be held in room B123 at McCaskey East, 1051 Lehigh Ave. 

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