Waterworks Blog

A picture of a young African American girl holding out a glass of water, for a 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 Drinking Water Week! Each year during the first full week of May, water professionals and the communities they serve join together to recognize and celebrate the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Every day, millions of us turn on the tap,…

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

Safely Dispose of Unused Medications During National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Do you have old medication or unused prescriptions in your medicine cabinet? Clean them out this Saturday, April 30, and dispose of them safely from  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Here in Pennsylvania, an average of 14 people die of an overdose every day. That’s almost double the…

A graphic that shows tips to tune up outdoor irrigation systems for a post about Sprinkler Spruce Up for LCA..

Spruce up Your Sprinklers for Spring!

As the weather gets warmer, our thoughts turn to green lawns and lush gardens. And for many folks, that means relying on automatic irrigation systems to keep everything well-watered.   But before you switch on those sprinklers, taking a few minutes to ensure they’re working properly can save you a lot of water (and money)…

A picture of a woman checking her faucet for leaks, during Fix a Leak Week. LCA

Leaks Can Run, But They Can’t Hide — It’s Fix a Leak Week!

Ever have one of those nights where you’re lying in bed, sleepless, and seem to hear every sound in the house — including that dripping bathroom faucet? Well, here’s something else to keep you up at night: Each dripping faucet in your home can waste about 3,000 gallons of water a year. And if you…

A showerhead with flowing water for an LCA post on saving water.

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, WaterSense Fixtures Bring Savings to You

This Valentine’s weekend, why not show a little love … to your bathroom? Bathrooms are the single biggest water users in your home, accounting for more than half of all indoor water use. And frequently, they also are the biggest water wasters. That’s not only bad for the planet, it’s also bad for your pocketbook,…

A picture of someone cleaning up pine needles with dustpan and brush for an LCA post on recycling your Christmas tree.

Simple Tricks to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

When the holidays are over and you’ve finally had it with the pine needles, don’t just toss that tree out with the trash. There are plenty of eco-friendly solutions to help you recycle your Christmas tree instead: You could take the holiday spirit outside by decorating the tree with edible treats for birds and wildlife;…

LCA employees deliver gifts to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program.

‘Tis the Season for Giving: LCA Helps Through Angel Tree, Food Drive Programs

LCA employees helped deliver holiday cheer to Lehigh Valley families again this year. Through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, workers donated gifts for 30 children who range in age from 8 months to 12 years old. In the photo above, from left to right, are LCA employees Jason Gruber and Joe Younes; Erica from…

A closeup picture of a man using a sink to fill a glass with water, to illustrate an LCA blog post on the new infrastructure bill.

Infrastructure Bill a Much-Needed Investment in Nation’s Water Systems

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you probably know that on Nov. 12, President Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law. And just last week, the administration announced that $7.4 billion (out of $50 billion) will be distributed to states, tribes and territories for 2022, earmarked for water infrastructure. The remainder…