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A picture of a live Christmas tree left on the curb for recycling. LCA

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…

A picture of someone shoveling snow from a sidewalk, to illustrate a winter storm alert post. LCA

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…

Winter is Coming — Protect Your Pipes and Water Meter!

It’s not quite winter yet, and temperatures are regularly dipping below freezing. Have you checked on your water meter lately? Before the big chill arrives, 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…

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…

LCA Recognized for Watershed Stewardship, Sustainability

Lehigh County Authority is one of just 65 water utilities across the country to be recognized for watershed stewardship and resource recovery by the Utility of the Future Today program. The “Utility of the Future Today recognition program celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from a traditional wastewater treatment system to a resource…

Man Sitting On Sofa in flooded room calling a plumber, to accompany an LCA blog post about leaks and service issues.

High Water Bill? Flooding? Leaks? Service Issue Questions? Start Here

LCA frequently receives water service questions related to interior plumbing problems. Sometimes, customers are calling about a leak inside a residence; other times, customers are calling because they see water pooling on a driveway or in the grass. We’ve even had calls from customers concerned about floodwaters that have entered their home during a storm….

An image of prescription pills, for a post about safely disposing of unused medication.

Don’t Flush Unused Medications

Here’s How to Dispose of Them Safely Do you have unused or unneeded medications in your home? If you’re thinking of flushing them down the toilet, STOP. Flushing pharmaceuticals can lead to contamination of water supplies, because wastewater treatment plants were not designed to remove these compounds. Throwing drugs in the trash or leaving them…

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