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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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This Summer, Make Water Safety a Priority

Despite a cool, rainy start over the Memorial Day weekend, swimming season is upon us. Before long, summer will be in full swing and the region’s pools, creeks, lakes, water parks and rivers will be packed with swimmers, boaters, anglers and people just looking to beat the heat by splashing around. And as we emerge…

A yellow hydrant gushes water across the street. LCA crews open hydrants to perform system flushing.

Routine LCA System Flushing is Underway

You may have seen LCA crews in your neighborhood, opening up fire hydrants and blow-offs (special water main valves) and letting water flow out into the streets. This is part of a routine process called “flushing.” System flushing allows water to flow quickly through the pipes. The increased velocity scours and cleans the pipe walls,…

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2020 Drinking Water Quality Reports Available

Lehigh County Authority’s water quality reports for calendar year 2020 are available for download, and are also being mailed out to all customers. To download, simply go to the Your Drinking Water page and click on your municipality. Read the short description, then click on “Download your annual water quality report.” The reports detail the…

Join Us as We Celebrate Drinking Water Week!

It’s time for one of our favorite events of the year: the American Water Works Association’s Drinking Water Week! Celebrated annually during the first full week of May, 2021’s observance runs today through Friday. Each day this week, we’ll be sharing important information and resources on Facebook and Twitter — even a photo contest and…

A picture of hands holding the earth for Earth Day 2021 | LCA

Earth Day: Will You Answer the Call?

This Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day — and it marks more than five decades since the creation of both the modern-day environmental movement and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The first Earth Day was the culmination of years of concern about the environment. Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book “Silent Spring,” which first explored the links…

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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…

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