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An image of a Lehigh County Authority work truck, clearly showing the LCA logo and motto, for a post on avoiding utility scams.

Don’t Get Scammed By a Fake Utility Worker!

Every year there are news reports of Lehigh Valley residents who have been targeted by criminals claiming to be utility workers. Just this April, Lehigh Valley Live reported on a scheme in which two men would knock on doors claiming to be utility workers. Police said that after the fake utility workers gained entrance, one…

LCA Proud to Announce Two Awards!

It’s been an exciting spring here at LCA, with the announcement of two awards presented to our hardworking crew.   First, congratulations are due to our dedicated Water Filtration Plant team for receiving the Area Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award for the 17th year in a row! The award is presented to participants that meet the…

An Asian senior couple drink a glass of tap water in the kitchen. The photo illustrates an LCA post on Drinking Water Week.

Celebrate Drinking Water Week with LCA!

It’s our favorite time of the year: the American Water Works Association’s annual Drinking Water Week! “Water is not just a resource; water is LIFE,” says LCA Chief Executive Officer Liesel Gross. “Every drop we care for and conserve today helps to ensure a sustainable tomorrow.” Clean, safe water is essential to protecting public health…

A billboard announcement about National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday April 27.

Properly Dispose of Medications on National Prescription Drug Takeback Day

Do you have unused medications that need to be thrown out? DONT flush them down the toilet—instead, dispose of them properly during National Prescription Drug Takeback Day this Saturday. Flushing pharmaceuticals leads to source water contamination, because wastewater treatment plants were not designed to remove these chemical compounds. Aside from potentially showing up in drinking…

An image featuring a view of the planet Earth from space. Half of the planet looks normal; the other half is plastic trash exploding out of the planet and into space.

Earth Day 2024: Planet vs. Plastics

Join us this Saturday as we celebrate Earth Day in The Park with the City of Allentown! Allentown’s Earth Day in the Park was started in 2018 to “create awareness about environmental protection, while bringing community members together to celebrate Earth Day and have some fun!” The free celebration will be held April 20, from noon to…

A man in a blue hat fixes a leaking faucet in this picture for LCA's Fix a Leak Week 2024 blog post.

Time to Track Down Those Costly Drips — It’s Fix a Leak Week!

It’s time for one of our favorite events of the year — the EPA WaterSense annual Fix a Leak Week! Join us as we share tips for finding and fixing household leaks that are wasting water and costing you money. Did you know household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide? In your…

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…

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