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LCA Honored With 6th ‘Excellence in Financial Reporting’ Award

Lehigh County Authority and its Chief Financial Officer Edward Klein were recently honored with an award for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award — LCA’s 6th in a row — is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The award recognizes Klein and LCA for 2019’s comprehensive annual financial report….

This Spring, Go Easy on the Fertilizer in Lawns and Gardens | LCA

This Spring, Go Easy on the Fertilizer

Spring has sprung, and many of us are busily preparing our lawns and gardens. But while we’re getting ready for the greening of the Valley, there’s a growing problem that must be addressed: The overuse of fertilizer. As the Penn State Extension office points out, “Lawn fertilizer contains the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus, which are…

Winter Weather Tips to Protect Your Pipes and Water Meter!

Winter is here, and temperatures are regularly dipping below freezing. Have you checked on your water meter lately? It is important to check your house to ensure your water meter and any water lines that are in unheated or exposed areas, such as a basement or crawl space, are insulated or wrapped in heat tape. (If…

LCA Receives $2 Million Boost for Infrastructure Improvement Projects

An LCA project to upgrade three critical water pumps welcomed a $2 million loan from the state this week. The low-cost financing was included in a much larger investment package aimed at infrastructure improvements to aging water systems across Pennsylvania. Projects spanning 11 counties will split $178 million in funding through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment…

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Don’t Trash That Christmas Tree! Recycle It Instead

The pine needles are piling up and it’s about time to put away the holiday decorations. But if you have a live Christmas tree, don’t just toss it out with the trash! There are quite a few eco-friendly solutions to consider instead. In fact, most municipalities offer curbside pickup of Christmas trees, which are then…

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Are You Prepared for the Winter Storm?

Regional weather forecasts are warning of a winter storm with significant snowfall Wednesday into Thursday —  well over a foot in some places. For the greater Lehigh Valley Area, Weather.gov warns, “Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations in excess of 12 inches along with ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high…

This Year, Give the Gift of Holiday Safety

The holidays are almost upon us, and while they will likely look different for many of us this year, holiday safety should always be a priority. While candles, holiday lights and Christmas trees make our homes look beautiful, they can also pose a serious fire risk. According to the National Fire Protection Association, candles start…

LCA Honored With Multiple Water Treatment Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that LCA and our employees have been recognized with multiple water treatment awards this month. On Friday, Nov. 20, the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association presented three awards during its virtual, annual meeting: Plant Operation and Maintenance Excellence Award – Greater than 2 MGD*: This award recognizes our wastewater treatment…

Imagine a Day Without Water | LCA

Can You Imagine a Day Without Water?

This year, our country faced an enormous public health crisis from the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout this emergency, utility crews worked tirelessly behind the scenes, and water and wastewater systems kept the water flowing in homes, hospitals, and essential businesses. This crisis demonstrated the critical role that water and wastewater systems play in our communities, protecting…

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