Green Ideas

A picture of a Christmas tree in a recycling bin, for an LCA post on recycling Christmas trees.

Keep the Holidays Green: Recycle That Christmas Tree!

The holiday season is wrapping up, and lots of folks are already kicking their Christmas trees to the curb. But if you have a live tree, please don’t just toss it out with the trash! There are lots of eco-friendly solutions that will not only keep your tree out of the landfill, but help the environment, too….

A picture of a cooked turkey for an LCA post about not pouring FOG — fats, oil, grease — down the drain after cooking.

Avoid The Holiday FOG!

No, we’re not talking about the brain fog and sleepiness that too much turkey and football brings on. We’re talking about the fats, oils and grease that commonly get dumped down the drain during those big holiday meals. Many plumbing companies across the country report that Thanksgiving and the days after it are among their…

A leaf blower pushes fall leaves into a pile, for an LCA story on composting leaves.

Leave Those Leaves on the Lawn!

It’s that time of the time of year when the trees are shedding their coats of many colors—which means lots of raking, bagging, and sometimes, burning of fall leaves. It’s an old ritual—homeowners have been obsessing over perfectly manicured lawns for more than a century, and every fall folks do their best to keep anything…

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…

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