These are a few of our favorite things

PH010 As we wrap up the long Thanksgiving weekend, we’d like to mention a few things we’re thankful for at LCA.

This is by no means a complete list; we’d run out of room long before we even got close. 

In no particular order, then, here are a few of them:


1.) The Clean Water Act 

Born as the Federal Water Pollution Control Act in 1948 and expanded in 1972, it plays a critical role in pollution control and sets water quality standards. Without it, our lakes, rivers, streams and aquifers would be in pretty awful shape.


2.) The 1762 Waterworks 

It was America’s first pumped municipal water system, and this National Historic Landmark is practically right next door, in Bethlehem.


3.) Hippocrates

The Greek physician is credited with inventing the first water filter, called the ‘Hippocratic sleeve.’ He would boil water, then let it trickle through a cloth bag to trap sediment.


4.) Archimedes

The Greek engineer invented the water screw: a large screw in a hollow pipe that draws water to higher elevations. Archimedes’ water screw led to the invention of the pumps we use every day.


5.) Passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA)

 which paved the way for the creation of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority.       WIFIA is a very important step in the path toward repairing and replacing our nation’s antiquated water infrastructure system.


6.) Source water protection 

Clean water is not an infinite resource. If we want to ensure that future generations have clean drinking water, steps need to be taken to protect water at its source. Source water protection efforts aim to stop pollutants from entering lakes, rivers, groundwater, streams, springs and other water sources. 


7.) Our dedicated staff. 

LCA employees work tirelessly to make sure all our customers have access to an abundant supply of clean water.