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A picture of someone cleaning up pine needles with dustpan and brush for an LCA post on recycling your Christmas tree.

Simple Tricks to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

When the holidays are over and you’ve finally had it with the pine needles, don’t just toss that tree out with the trash. There are plenty of eco-friendly solutions to help you recycle your Christmas tree instead: You could take the holiday spirit outside by decorating the tree with edible treats for birds and wildlife;…

LCA employees deliver gifts to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program.

‘Tis the Season for Giving: LCA Helps Through Angel Tree, Food Drive Programs

LCA employees helped deliver holiday cheer to Lehigh Valley families again this year. Through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, workers donated gifts for 30 children who range in age from 8 months to 12 years old. In the photo above, from left to right, are LCA employees Jason Gruber and Joe Younes; Erica from…

A closeup picture of a man using a sink to fill a glass with water, to illustrate an LCA blog post on the new infrastructure bill.

Infrastructure Bill a Much-Needed Investment in Nation’s Water Systems

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you probably know that on Nov. 12, President Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law. And just last week, the administration announced that $7.4 billion (out of $50 billion) will be distributed to states, tribes and territories for 2022, earmarked for water infrastructure. The remainder…

A picture of a dog on a toilet seat reading a newspaper, for an LCA post on World Toilet Day

Be Thankful for Your Throne — It’s World Toilet Day!

Hey there — did you remember to thank your toilet this morning? We’re asking because it’s World Toilet Day, a United Nations initiative to draw attention to the global sanitation crisis. In the U.S., most of us take toilets and public sanitation for granted, but did you know more than 3.6 billion — billion — people across…

An image of a burst pipe, for an LCA blog post on protecting against frozen pipes and water meters.

Freezing Temperatures Are Here — Protect Your Pipes, Water Meter

After a warm start to fall, we’re now seeing regular drops into freezing temperatures. If you haven’t already, it’s time to protect against frozen pipes, wrap that meter and get the house ready for winter — before temperatures drop any lower. Remember that while Lehigh County Authority owns the meter, the water customer is responsible for…

A child in the shower with a soapy head cannot rinse because the water stopped, for a post on Imagine a day without water.

This Thursday, Imagine a Day Without Water

Imagine waking up this morning and having no access to water, anywhere — not at home, at work, or anywhere in between. That means there’s no coffee or shower. There’s no way to flush the toilet. No way to wash your hands. No water to put in Fido’s bowl. Now imagine what would happen to hospitals,…

An image of two children drinking water to illustrate the importance of source water protection for National Prescription Drug Takeback Day.

Properly Dispose of Unused Medications During National Prescription Drug Takeback Day

Do you have unused or unneeded medications in your home? If you’re considering flushing them down the toilet, please DON’T! Instead, dispose of them safely, at no charge, during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s 20th National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, Oct. 23 at sites across the greater Lehigh Valley. A nationwide total…

A picture of a drinking glass in a stream for a post on Source Water Protection Week.

Source Water Protection Week: Keeping it Clean

LCA is proud to join with the American Water Works Association for the first-ever Source Water Protection Week! From today until Friday, Oct. 1, we’ll be posting helpful tips on our social media pages to help raise awareness about the importance of caring for our precious drinking water resources. But what, exactly, is source water…

An image of a lawn sprinkler to illustrate a post on smart irrigation for LCA.

Sustainable Irrigation is Smart Irrigation

July is Smart Irrigation Month — a time to consider the social, economic and environmental benefits of efficient irrigation at home and on the farm. It’s no secret that irrigation systems can waste a lot of water. Whether it’s a simple lawn sprinkler or a more complicated device used to water large crops, leaky and improperly…

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