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A picture of Christmas trees leaning up against a fence next to trash cans, for an LCA blog on recycling Christmas trees.

Six Tips To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The holiday decorations are coming down and live Christmas trees are already lining the curbs. But don’t just toss that live tree out with the trash! Consider an eco-friendly solution and recycle your Christmas tree instead. Most municipalities offer curbside pickup of Christmas trees, which are then turned into mulch or compost. Residents of Bethlehem, Allentown and…

Snowflakes were falling on Dec. 18 as the LCA elves delivered gifts to the Salvation Army in Allentown for their Angel Tree Program.

LCA’s Holiday Elves Are Hard at Work Again!

Snowflakes were falling on Dec. 18 as the LCA elves delivered gifts to the Salvation Army in Allentown for the organization’s Angel Tree Program (main photo). LCA employees have made donating to the annual holiday event a tradition, and this year was no exception—they filled wish lists for 22 children in the Lehigh Valley region!…

LCA’s CEO Featured on Good Morning Lehigh Valley

Liesel Gross discusses infrastructure upgrades, the role of our treatment plants, stormwater vs. sewer, and more. Our CEO Liesel Gross took to the airwaves recently to talk about all things water on “Good Morning Lehigh Valley,” a new radio show hosted by former Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne. To hear the entire interview, please click…

A picture of a young Black girl trying to get a drink from a faucet that has just a trickle of water flowing out, for an LCA post on Imagine a Day Without Water.

It’s Time to Imagine a Day Without Water!

Imagine waking up and finding out there’s no water. No water for the toilet, shower, bath, sinks, icemaker, or even the outside hose. No water for coffee; or filling the pets’ bowl; no water for cooking or cleaning. Now imagine that it’s not just your home, but your entire community: no water for manufacturing; no…

Lead Pipe Replacement – Pilot Project

Lehigh County Authority is Working to Get Lead Water Service Lines Out of the City of Allentown! Allentown Pilot Project Removing lead pipes is an important public health project, and we hope you will help! Lead is not naturally found in our water supplies but can get into your drinking water if you have lead…

LCA Recognized With Two PMAA Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that Lehigh County Authority was recognized with two accolades at the Pennsylvania Municipal Authority Association’s 81st Annual Conference & Awards, held at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in the Poconos on Sept. 18. The first, the 2023 Municipal Authority Communications Award, honors our communications and community engagement work, including projects like our Interactive Map-…

2024 Water & Sewer Rates

Why are Your Rates Increasing? LCA is a nonprofit, municipal authority, and 100% of your bill is used to support the operation and maintenance of the public water and sewer system. This includes paying for major system upgrades and replacement of aging pipes, pumps, and treatment equipment – all very important upgrades to protect public…

A picture of a hydrant being opened with a hydrant wrench and water streaming out, during a repair. It illustrates an LCA blog post for fire prevention week and month.

For Fire Prevention Week, We’re Serving Up Some Safety Tips

October is fire prevention month, and this is fire prevention week (Oct. 8-14). That means it’s a great time to test all the smoke alarms in your home, check (or purchase) fire extinguishers, look for — and correct — fire hazards, and make it a habit to practice fire safety in the kitchen. In 1922,…

2024 Budget

The LCA 2024 Budget is available for public review. The LCA Board of Directors will vote on the 2024 budget at their October 23, 2023 meeting. Please see the meetings and minutes page to learn how to join a meeting in person or by Zoom.

Cleaning & Flushing Tips to Reduce Exposure to Lead

IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION FOR HOMEOWNERS WITH LEAD PLUMBING: The Lehigh County Authority water main system is virtually lead-free. If your home is connected to Lehigh County Authority (LCA) water main by a water distribution pipe that has sections made from lead, a toxic metal, it can impact your health. Follow the steps below to clean…

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