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A picture of a dog on a toilet seat reading a newspaper, for an LCA post on World Toilet Day

Be Thankful for Your Throne — It’s World Toilet Day!

Hey there — did you remember to thank your toilet this morning? We’re asking because it’s World Toilet Day, a United Nations initiative to draw attention to the global sanitation crisis. In the U.S., most of us take toilets and public sanitation for granted, but did you know more than 3.6 billion — billion — people across…

An image of a burst pipe, for an LCA blog post on protecting against frozen pipes and water meters.

Freezing Temperatures Are Here — Protect Your Pipes, Water Meter

After a warm start to fall, we’re now seeing regular drops into freezing temperatures. If you haven’t already, it’s time to protect against frozen pipes, wrap that meter and get the house ready for winter — before temperatures drop any lower. Remember that while Lehigh County Authority owns the meter, the water customer is responsible for…

A child in the shower with a soapy head cannot rinse because the water stopped, for a post on Imagine a day without water.

This Thursday, Imagine a Day Without Water

Imagine waking up this morning and having no access to water, anywhere — not at home, at work, or anywhere in between. That means there’s no coffee or shower. There’s no way to flush the toilet. No way to wash your hands. No water to put in Fido’s bowl. Now imagine what would happen to hospitals,…

An image of two children drinking water to illustrate the importance of source water protection for National Prescription Drug Takeback Day.

Properly Dispose of Unused Medications During National Prescription Drug Takeback Day

Do you have unused or unneeded medications in your home? If you’re considering flushing them down the toilet, please DON’T! Instead, dispose of them safely, at no charge, during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s 20th National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, Oct. 23 at sites across the greater Lehigh Valley. A nationwide total…

A picture of a drinking glass in a stream for a post on Source Water Protection Week.

Source Water Protection Week: Keeping it Clean

LCA is proud to join with the American Water Works Association for the first-ever Source Water Protection Week! From today until Friday, Oct. 1, we’ll be posting helpful tips on our social media pages to help raise awareness about the importance of caring for our precious drinking water resources. But what, exactly, is source water…

An image of a lawn sprinkler to illustrate a post on smart irrigation for LCA.

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…

A family in a canoe on a lake. Make water safety your priority. LCA

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,…