Waterworks Blog

Don’t Be a Drip, Stop Those Drops For “Fix a Leak Week!”

Got leaks? Then it’s a great time to break out the toolkit. This coming Monday kicks off the EPA’s annual Fix a Leak Week, which runs March 16 through March 22 this year.   “Fix a Leak Week is a great time to proactively do some checking to be sure leaks aren’t lurking where you…

LCA Honored With Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Lehigh County Authority and its Chief Financial Officer Edward Klein were recently honored with an award for Excellence in Financial Reporting, presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The award recognizes LCA for its 2018 comprehensive annual financial report. In a press release announcing the honor, GFOA says the 2018…

Attack of the Pink Slime? Don’t Be Alarmed!

We occasionally get calls from concerned customers asking about a pink, slimy substance that forms in pet water dishes, around toilet bowls and drains, on tiles and in shower stalls. So what’s the source of this gruesome goo? We can assure you of two things: 1.) It’s not caused by anything in the water you’re…

A Cheap, Easy Way to Check Your Toilet For Leaks

Did you know that a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons a day? That’s an expensive problem! Fortunately, diagnosing and fixing it yourself is simple — and can often cost less than $15 (of course, you should call a plumber if you’re not comfortable attempting it yourself). First, to find out if a toilet…

An aerial view of Lehigh County Authority's Industrial Pretreatment Plant in Fogelsville, for a post on industrial waste treatment.

Businesses Create Wastewater, Too — How Does LCA Treat That?

Above, LCA’s Pretreatment Plant in Fogelsville. Last year, we kicked off our Behind The Scenes at LCA series with a number of blog posts detailing the wastewater treatment process. Now we’re kicking off 2020 by adding to that series with a post about another important step in that process: the EPA’s Industrial Pretreatment Program. As…

Simple Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

As the holidays wind down and the pine needles pile up, it’s time to consider what to do with your Christmas tree. Don’t just toss it out with the trash, though. There are quite a few eco-friendly solutions to consider instead. Residents of Bethlehem, Allentown and some other local municipalities can set their tree out…

Lehigh County Authority Employees Win Two Wastewater Treatment Awards

LCA was honored with two awards from the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association earlier this month. The first award, for Industrial Pretreatment, recognizes the staff at LCA’s Industrial Pretreatment Plant in Fogelsville and The Kline’s Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Allentown for their diligent work to meet the requirements of the EPA-mandated pretreatment…

Cold Weather Is Here — Protect Those Pipes and Meters From Freezing!

All the water meters in the picture above needed to be replaced because they froze. With more cold weather on the way, it’s important to protect your pipes and meters.   With just a little over a month before the official start of winter (Dec. 21), we’re already seeing temperatures that seem to indicate the…