On November 9, 2020, the LCA Board of Directors voted to approve rates for 2021.
Learn About 2021 Rates
- Read the CEO memo to the Board of Directors
- Review the 2021 Water Rate Schedule
- Review the 2021 Wastewater Rate Schedule
- View 2021 bill samples by division
Important Facts About Rates
Lehigh County Authority is a non‐profit, municipal authority. All revenues collected through our water and sewer rates are used for the sole benefit of the system to pay for current expenses or to fund future capital improvements. Our Board of Directors are unpaid volunteers, and LCA has no shareholders to pay.
While LCA operates as a single organization, the water and sewer revenues collected from our customers in Suburban communities may not and will not be used to pay for expenses associated with the Allentown Division lease agreement. Likewise, revenues from our customers in Allentown may not and will not be used to pay for expenses associated with our Suburban Division water or sewer operations. This is specified in all LCA bond documents that prohibit the mixing of revenues.
Across the nation, including in the Lehigh Valley, water and sewer utilities are facing a hidden crisis. Water and sewer infrastructure is buried underground, out of sight, where it is easy to forget or ignore. However, the pipes that deliver safe and reliable tap water to each home we serve, and the sewer systems that safely transport sewage to treatment centers for proper disposal, cannot be taken for granted. Caring for our aging infrastructure will take an estimated $1 trillion nationwide. As a responsible service provider and member of the community we serve, LCA takes this responsibility very seriously. We do not raise rates because we want to. We increase rates because the responsibility to protect the public’s health and our environment is so important.
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Our Water. Our Future and learn about planned, major upgrades to infrastructure, coming over the next decade!
Comparison of Water & Sewer Rates in the Lehigh Valley
Even after 2021 rates are implemented, LCA rates remain relatively low compared to many other areas in the Lehigh Valley!