Waterworks Blog

A picture of someone fitting foam insulation over a water pipe to protect it from freezing, to illustrate an LCA blog post on protecting pipes and water meters.

Temperatures Are Dropping — Protect That Water Meter!

After a mindbogglingly warm start to fall (it was in the mid-70s just a few weeks ago!), we’re now seeing regular drops into freezing temperatures. Which means it’s high time to insulate your water meter, protect against frozen pipes, and get the house ready for winter before temperatures drop any lower. Most water meters and…

A picture of a cooked turkey for an LCA post about not pouring FOG — fats, oil, grease — down the drain after cooking.

Avoid The Holiday FOG!

No, we’re not talking about the brain fog and sleepiness that too much turkey and football brings on. We’re talking about the fats, oils and grease that commonly get dumped down the drain during those big holiday meals. Many plumbing companies across the country report that Thanksgiving and the days after it are among their…

A leaf blower pushes fall leaves into a pile, for an LCA story on composting leaves.

Leave Those Leaves on the Lawn!

It’s that time of the time of year when the trees are shedding their coats of many colors—which means lots of raking, bagging, and sometimes, burning of fall leaves. It’s an old ritual—homeowners have been obsessing over perfectly manicured lawns for more than a century, and every fall folks do their best to keep anything…

A picture of prescription drugs for a post on national prescription drug takeback day by LCA.

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

It’s time to clean out the medicine cabinet: You can dispose of unneeded prescription medications safely on Saturday, October 29, during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Old medications and unused prescriptions can be a ticking time bomb. Here in Pennsylvania, an average of 14 people die of an overdose every day—almost double the national…

A cartoon image of a tap inserted into a drying planet earth, for an LCA post on Imagine a Day Without Water

It’s Time To Imagine a Day Without Water

Can you imagine waking up one morning and finding that there’s no water at the tap? For many Americans, that’s a reality they wake up to every day. A 2019 study by the US Water Alliance and DigDeep found at least two million people who lack access to adequate sanitation and drinking water — primarily…

A digital picture of a hand holding a tree whose roots are water and lead to a faucet dripping water, for an LCA post on Source Water Protection.

Join Us For Source Water Protection Week

Join us as we celebrate the American Water Works Association’s second Source Water Protection Week! The best way to ensure that we all have access to safe, high-quality drinking water at the tap is to “protect the source.” That means keeping our rivers, lakes and underground wells free from pollution — and it requires a concerted,…

A satellite picture of a hurricane storm swirl, to illustrate an LCA blog on creating an emergency plan.

What’s Your Weather Emergency Plan?

Fall is usually the peak of hurricane season, and sometimes those storms make a big mess here in the Lehigh Valley. And Old Man Winter isn’t far behind, bringing his own set of weather challenges. In times of severe weather, having a weather emergency plan can be a lifesaver for you and your family. You…

A cartoon image of a tap dripping water for an LCA post on water conservation during the drought watch.

Here’s How You Can Conserve Water During the Drought Watch

It’s dry out there! So dry that the state Department of Environmental Protection has announced that Lehigh and 35 other counties—including Berks, Bucks, Northampton, and Monroe—are under a drought watch. LCA is not experiencing any system-specific issues related to supplying our customers with water, but we are asking ALL customers to immediately begin to conserve…

An image of a clean, high quality stream for an LCA blog post on Water Quality Month.

Join Us In Celebrating Water Quality Month

August is National Water Quality Month — a time to remember that it takes much more than just turning on a tap to ensure access to clean, high-quality water. Did you know that when you include drinking, cleaning, bathing, and toilets, the average American uses about 82 gallons of water a day? And all that…

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