Staff Teams Up to Clean River
Staff from Manheim Pennsylvania teamed up with American Rivers on June 9 to clean the Conestoga River in Lancaster County Central Park.
More than 100 Manheim employees and their family members cleaned up debris from the river and surrounding park area from 9 a.m. tonoon. American Rivers volunteers joined in the cleanup efforts.
Volunteers picked up trash and disposed of garbage along a one-mile stretch of the Conestoga River and Lancaster County Central Park area.
Manheim is part of Cox Enterprises and participates in Cox Conserves, the company's national sustainability program.Through Cox's partnership with American Rivers, company employees have collected more than 4.5 tons of trash during river cleanups.
To further support its commitment to conservation, Manheim Pennsylvania will retrofit all pole mounted outdoor lighting fixtures with more energy efficient lamps as well as a new control system to allow the scheduling and dimming of individual fixtures to maximize energy savings.
With its Water Conservation Center, Manheim Pennsylvaniatreats 42,000 gallons of wastewater and produces 25,000 gallons of high-quality reusable water per day. Annually, the system extracts 68 tons of contaminants from wastewater, the weight equivalent of 12 male elephants, enabling Manheim to return treated water to the municipal water treatment system in a pretreated condition.