State declares Drought Warning

On September 16, 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) declared a Drought Warning for most areas of eastern Pennsylvania, including Lehigh and Northampton counties, due to prolonged dry conditions across the state and precipitation well below normal.

What is a Drought Warning?
This DEP declaration is the second stage of drought declarations, which calls for a voluntary reduction in water use by all customers of 10-15 percent. While there are no specific restrictions on your water use as a result of the state declaration, please consider ways that you can conserve water, such as checking for household leaks, dye-testing toilets for silent leaks, taking shorter showers, and running appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers only when full.

How are LCA’s water supplies holding up?
Despite a very hot, dry summer, our water supplies continue to be at about normal levels. However, precipitation is needed to maintain a normal supply, and your help in conserving water where possible is appreciated!

Keep track of drought conditions by visiting the DEP website and checking back to LCA’s blog regularly!