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A picture of a Eurasion Coot sitting on a nest that includes plastic trash such as straws, for an LCA post on Skip the Straw Day.

Skip the Straw — Today, and Every Day

Can you guess the item that routinely makes the “Top Ten” most-collected items list during the Ocean Conservancy’s yearly International Coastal Cleanup? If you had breakfast, lunch or dinner at a restaurant today, you probably saw or used one: the plastic straw/stirrer. And over the last 35 years, costal cleanup volunteers have collected nearly 14…

A picture of hands forming a heart over a body of water, for an LCA post on showing your water love on Valentine's Day.

Show Your Water Some Love for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, show some love to one of the most important things in your life: water! Water is crucial to your everyday existence. It makes up between 55 percent and 78 percent of your body weight, and you literally cannot survive much more than three days without it. In fact, the Mayo clinic states…

A picture of a Christmas tree in a recycling bin, for an LCA post on recycling Christmas trees.

Keep the Holidays Green: Recycle That Christmas Tree!

The holiday season is wrapping up, and lots of folks are already kicking their Christmas trees to the curb. But if you have a live tree, please don’t just toss it out with the trash! There are lots of eco-friendly solutions that will not only keep your tree out of the landfill, but help the environment, too….

A picture of LCA workers delivering Christmas gifts through The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program for a blog post on the Angel Tree program.

LCA Employees Deliver Angel Tree, Food Pantry Donations

LCA employees work hard all year ‘round to deliver reliable, high-quality water and wastewater services to our customers. But in December, we always take time to help Santa deliver something else to Lehigh Valley families: food and holiday cheer. Through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, our workers donated gifts for 24 children from the…

A picture of someone fitting foam insulation over a water pipe to protect it from freezing, to illustrate an LCA blog post on protecting pipes and water meters.

Temperatures Are Dropping — Protect That Water Meter!

After a mindbogglingly warm start to fall (it was in the mid-70s just a few weeks ago!), we’re now seeing regular drops into freezing temperatures. Which means it’s high time to insulate your water meter, protect against frozen pipes, and get the house ready for winter before temperatures drop any lower. Most water meters and…

A picture of a cooked turkey for an LCA post about not pouring FOG — fats, oil, grease — down the drain after cooking.

Avoid The Holiday FOG!

No, we’re not talking about the brain fog and sleepiness that too much turkey and football brings on. We’re talking about the fats, oils and grease that commonly get dumped down the drain during those big holiday meals. Many plumbing companies across the country report that Thanksgiving and the days after it are among their…

A leaf blower pushes fall leaves into a pile, for an LCA story on composting leaves.

Leave Those Leaves on the Lawn!

It’s that time of the time of year when the trees are shedding their coats of many colors—which means lots of raking, bagging, and sometimes, burning of fall leaves. It’s an old ritual—homeowners have been obsessing over perfectly manicured lawns for more than a century, and every fall folks do their best to keep anything…

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

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

It’s time to clean out the medicine cabinet: You can dispose of unneeded prescription medications safely on Saturday, October 29, during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Old medications and unused prescriptions can be a ticking time bomb. Here in Pennsylvania, an average of 14 people die of an overdose every day—almost double the national…

A cartoon image of a tap inserted into a drying planet earth, for an LCA post on Imagine a Day Without Water

It’s Time To Imagine a Day Without Water

Can you imagine waking up one morning and finding that there’s no water at the tap? For many Americans, that’s a reality they wake up to every day. A 2019 study by the US Water Alliance and DigDeep found at least two million people who lack access to adequate sanitation and drinking water — primarily…