Urban developments need to adapt to the threat of climate change. One of the biggest impacts to Lancaster City in the future will be more frequent heavy rains. Heavy rains can overwhelm the city’s combined sewer system, causing untreated sewage to be discharged into our waterways.
One of the ways to prevent these overflows in the future is to slow rainwater down. Ewell Plaza is a perfect example of how this can be done through stormwater retention systems.