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This Year, Give the Gift of Holiday Safety

The holidays are almost upon us, and while they will likely look different for many of us this year, holiday safety should always be a priority. While candles, holiday lights and Christmas trees make our homes look beautiful, they can also pose a serious fire risk. According to the National Fire Protection Association, candles start…

LCA Honored With Multiple Water Treatment Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that LCA and our employees have been recognized with multiple water treatment awards this month. On Friday, Nov. 20, the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association presented three awards during its virtual, annual meeting: Plant Operation and Maintenance Excellence Award – Greater than 2 MGD*: This award recognizes our wastewater treatment…

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Can You Imagine a Day Without Water?

This year, our country faced an enormous public health crisis from the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout this emergency, utility crews worked tirelessly behind the scenes, and water and wastewater systems kept the water flowing in homes, hospitals, and essential businesses. This crisis demonstrated the critical role that water and wastewater systems play in our communities, protecting…

LCA Recognized for Watershed Stewardship, Sustainability

Lehigh County Authority is one of just 65 water utilities across the country to be recognized for watershed stewardship and resource recovery by the Utility of the Future Today program. The “Utility of the Future Today recognition program celebrates the achievements of water utilities that transform from a traditional wastewater treatment system to a resource…

Man Sitting On Sofa in flooded room calling a plumber, to accompany an LCA blog post about leaks and service issues.

High Water Bill? Flooding? Leaks? Service Issue Questions? Start Here

LCA frequently receives water service questions related to interior plumbing problems. Sometimes, customers are calling about a leak inside a residence; other times, customers are calling because they see water pooling on a driveway or in the grass. We’ve even had calls from customers concerned about floodwaters that have entered their home during a storm….

An image of prescription pills, for a post about safely disposing of unused medication.

Don’t Flush Unused Medications

Here’s How to Dispose of Them Safely Do you have unused or unneeded medications in your home? If you’re thinking of flushing them down the toilet, STOP. Flushing pharmaceuticals can lead to contamination of water supplies, because wastewater treatment plants were not designed to remove these compounds. Throwing drugs in the trash or leaving them…

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

No Matter How Hot, Opening a Hydrant Isn’t Cool

2020 has certainly brought its share of challenges, including beating the heat. Pandemic restrictions in place to keep the public safe have prevented most public pools and other swimming areas from opening. Frustrations are rising along with the temperature. Still, while it might be tempting to crack open a fire hydrant and cool off, DON’T….

Where Does My Drinking Water Come From? How LCA Collects, Treats and Transports Your H2O

Water, Water, Everywhere Clean water is one of those things you take for granted: When you walk into the kitchen and turn on the tap, it just flows out. But did you ever stop to wonder, “How did my water get here? Where does drinking water come from?” Over the next few blog posts, we’ll…

Have a Blast, Safely, on Independence Day

This Fourth of July marks the state’s third year under a fireworks law (House Bill 542) that allows residents to legally shoot off bigger, louder and more dangerous displays than have been allowed for the last eight decades. The change means there’s a higher potential for more injuries. Complicating matters is that more people seem…