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Have a Blast, Safely, on Independence Day

This Fourth of July marks the state’s third year under a fireworks law (House Bill 542) that allows residents to legally shoot off bigger, louder and more dangerous displays than have been allowed for the last eight decades. The change means there’s a higher potential for more injuries. Complicating matters is that more people seem…

Guidance for Businesses on Flushing

Important to Flush Stagnant Water Before Reopening – Allentown, PA – As businesses reopen, it is important to flush out stagnant water, especially in buildings used for medical purposes. While many businesses have been completely closed, some for months, toilets have not been flushed and water has not been run through internal plumbing. This means…

Act 537 Plan

The Interim 537 Plan provides detail of the region’s corrective action plan related to the hydraulic overload condition which occurred in 2019 after Pennsylvania received the most annual rainfall since data began being collected in 1895. As a result of the hydraulic overload condition, the Kline’s Island Sewer System (KISS) Signatories working group, with the…

Capture Free Water for the Garden with a Rain Barrel

There’s been an unprecedented interest in gardening since the COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. Seed supply companies and plant nurseries have been struggling to keep up with the demand. “Not in any recorded history have there been sales at these levels, certainly in the last 20 years,” Dave Thompson, director of sales and operations…

A Simple Sprinkler Spruce-Up Could Save 25,000 Gallons of Water!

Temperatures are rising and lawns and gardens are starting to turn green again, which means we’re entering sprinkler season. But did you know that homes with timer-controlled irrigation systems use about 50 percent more water outdoors than homes without irrigation systems? When it comes to a home’s irrigation system, a little maintenance goes a long…

Tips For Saving Water While Staying at Home

We’re all spending a lot more time at home because of COVID-19, which means we’re all using more water at home, too. And that’s OK — LCA crews are always hard at work, 24-7, to ensure your water is clean and safe. But that doesn’t mean we all shouldn’t be taking steps to conserve water,…

Don’t Be a Drip, Stop Those Drops For “Fix a Leak Week!”

Got leaks? Then it’s a great time to break out the toolkit. This coming Monday kicks off the EPA’s annual Fix a Leak Week, which runs March 16 through March 22 this year.   “Fix a Leak Week is a great time to proactively do some checking to be sure leaks aren’t lurking where you…

LCA Board Meeting Videos

LCA Board of Directors meetings, now available for viewing online! For meeting agendas, minutes and other materials, please visit our Meetings & Minutes page. *IMPORTANT UPDATE* In response to COVID-19, Lehigh County Authority meetings of the Board of Directors will convene as scheduled but will be held online and by phone to avoid in-person attendance by the…

Meetings & Minutes

*Important Update* response to COVID-19, Lehigh County Authority meetings of the Board of Directors will convene as scheduled but will be held online and by phone to avoid in-person attendance by the public, LCA staff or Board members. If you are interested in participating in an LCA Board meeting, you may do so by visiting…

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