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A digital picture of a hand holding a tree whose roots are water and lead to a faucet dripping water, for an LCA post on Source Water Protection.

Join Us For Source Water Protection Week

Join us as we celebrate the American Water Works Association’s second Source Water Protection Week! The best way to ensure that we all have access to safe, high-quality drinking water at the tap is to “protect the source.” That means keeping our rivers, lakes and underground wells free from pollution — and it requires a concerted,…

A cartoon image of a tap dripping water for an LCA post on water conservation during the drought watch.

Here’s How You Can Conserve Water During the Drought Watch

It’s dry out there! So dry that the state Department of Environmental Protection has announced that Lehigh and 35 other counties—including Berks, Bucks, Northampton, and Monroe—are under a drought watch. LCA is not experiencing any system-specific issues related to supplying our customers with water, but we are asking ALL customers to immediately begin to conserve…

An image of a clean, high quality stream for an LCA blog post on Water Quality Month.

Join Us In Celebrating Water Quality Month

August is National Water Quality Month — a time to remember that it takes much more than just turning on a tap to ensure access to clean, high-quality water. Did you know that when you include drinking, cleaning, bathing, and toilets, the average American uses about 82 gallons of water a day? And all that…

Building Your Better Yard: Water-Saving Landscapes to Fit Your Lifestyle

Are you looking to save water while maintaining a beautiful landscape? Whether you are a master gardener or have little patience for lawn care, you can make your yard more attractive and functional while also saving water with these tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Create your own, customized water-saving landscape with techniques and…

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

Safely Dispose of Unused Medications During National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Do you have old medication or unused prescriptions in your medicine cabinet? Clean them out this Saturday, April 30, and dispose of them safely from  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Here in Pennsylvania, an average of 14 people die of an overdose every day. That’s almost double the…

A graphic that shows tips to tune up outdoor irrigation systems for a post about Sprinkler Spruce Up for LCA..

Spruce up Your Sprinklers for Spring!

As the weather gets warmer, our thoughts turn to green lawns and lush gardens. And for many folks, that means relying on automatic irrigation systems to keep everything well-watered.   But before you switch on those sprinklers, taking a few minutes to ensure they’re working properly can save you a lot of water (and money)…

A picture of a woman checking her faucet for leaks, during Fix a Leak Week. LCA

Leaks Can Run, But They Can’t Hide — It’s Fix a Leak Week!

Ever have one of those nights where you’re lying in bed, sleepless, and seem to hear every sound in the house — including that dripping bathroom faucet? Well, here’s something else to keep you up at night: Each dripping faucet in your home can waste about 3,000 gallons of water a year. And if you…

A showerhead with flowing water for an LCA post on saving water.

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, WaterSense Fixtures Bring Savings to You

This Valentine’s weekend, why not show a little love … to your bathroom? Bathrooms are the single biggest water users in your home, accounting for more than half of all indoor water use. And frequently, they also are the biggest water wasters. That’s not only bad for the planet, it’s also bad for your pocketbook,…

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