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2020 Drinking Water Quality Reports Available

Lehigh County Authority’s water quality reports for calendar year 2020 are available for download, and are also being mailed out to all customers. To download, simply go to the Your Drinking Water page and click on your municipality. Read the short description, then click on “Download your annual water quality report.” The reports detail the…

Join Us as We Celebrate Drinking Water Week!

It’s time for one of our favorite events of the year: the American Water Works Association’s Drinking Water Week! Celebrated annually during the first full week of May, 2021’s observance runs today through Friday. Each day this week, we’ll be sharing important information and resources on Facebook and Twitter — even a photo contest and…

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Earth Day: Will You Answer the Call?

This Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day — and it marks more than five decades since the creation of both the modern-day environmental movement and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The first Earth Day was the culmination of years of concern about the environment. Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book “Silent Spring,” which first explored the links…

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LCA Honored With 6th ‘Excellence in Financial Reporting’ Award

Lehigh County Authority and its Chief Financial Officer Edward Klein were recently honored with an award for Excellence in Financial Reporting. The award — LCA’s 6th in a row — is presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The award recognizes Klein and LCA for 2019’s comprehensive annual financial report….

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This Spring, Go Easy on the Fertilizer

Spring has sprung, and many of us are busily preparing our lawns and gardens. But while we’re getting ready for the greening of the Valley, there’s a growing problem that must be addressed: The overuse of fertilizer. As the Penn State Extension office points out, “Lawn fertilizer contains the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus, which are…

Winter Weather Tips to Protect Your Pipes and Water Meter!

Winter is here, and temperatures are regularly dipping below freezing. Have you checked on your water meter lately? It is important to check your house to ensure your water meter and any water lines that are in unheated or exposed areas, such as a basement or crawl space, are insulated or wrapped in heat tape. (If…

LCA Receives $2 Million Boost for Infrastructure Improvement Projects

An LCA project to upgrade three critical water pumps welcomed a $2 million loan from the state this week. The low-cost financing was included in a much larger investment package aimed at infrastructure improvements to aging water systems across Pennsylvania. Projects spanning 11 counties will split $178 million in funding through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment…

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Don’t Trash That Christmas Tree! Recycle It Instead

The pine needles are piling up and it’s about time to put away the holiday decorations. But if you have a live Christmas tree, don’t just toss it out with the trash! There are quite a few eco-friendly solutions to consider instead. In fact, most municipalities offer curbside pickup of Christmas trees, which are then…

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LCA Delivers Holiday Cheer Through Angel Tree, Food Bank Programs

2020 was a tough year for everyone, but that didn’t stop LCA employees from delivering holiday cheer to a number of children and families across the Lehigh Valley. Through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, LCA employees donated gifts for 26 children— boys and girls ranging in age from 8 months to 12 years old….

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Are You Prepared for the Winter Storm?

Regional weather forecasts are warning of a winter storm with significant snowfall Wednesday into Thursday —  well over a foot in some places. For the greater Lehigh Valley Area, Weather.gov warns, “Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations in excess of 12 inches along with ice accumulations of a light glaze. Winds gusting as high…