2022 Rates

Customer Rates for 2022

The LCA 2022 rates are available for public review and comment. The Board of Directors voted to approve and adopt these rate changes on November 8, 2021.

New rates will go into effect on January 1, 2022.

Public comments regarding these rate changes may be submitted by email to info@lehighcountyauthority.org or by regular mail with the subject 2022 Rates.
Mail written comments to Lehigh County Authority, Attn: Rates, P.O. Box 3348, Allentown PA, 18106.

*NoteAll submitted comments will be presented to the Board of Directors. All comments received by email or mail must be received by 12 noon on December 31, 2021, to be considered and become part of the public record.

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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, water and sewer utilities are facing significant infrastructure needs. Maintenance, repair, and replacement of the pipes and systems 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, is a huge responsibility and requires funding. Caring for our aging infrastructure will take an estimated $1 trillion nationwide.

Our mission is to protect public health and the environment by providing high-quality, safe, and reliable water and wastewater services. We take pride in our daily work to maintain and manage the pipes and systems to deliver these services to you! Responsibly managing expenses and finances to do this important work is just as important to us!

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 critically important.