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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,…

A picture of someone cleaning up pine needles with dustpan and brush for an LCA post on recycling your Christmas tree.

Simple Tricks to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

When the holidays are over and you’ve finally had it with the pine needles, don’t just toss that tree out with the trash. There are plenty of eco-friendly solutions to help you recycle your Christmas tree instead: You could take the holiday spirit outside by decorating the tree with edible treats for birds and wildlife;…

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 picture of hands holding the earth for Earth Day 2021 | LCA

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…

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…

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