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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…

A picture of a water service line showing where it comes through the wall, to illustrate a blog about filling out a lead pipe survey for Lehigh County Authority.

Help LCA to Locate Lead Pipes!

Lehigh County Authority is undertaking an important project, and we need your help: We’re conducting an inventory of all water service line pipes connected to the public system, so that we can determine the location of any remaining pipes that are composed of lead or other unknown materials. Your part is simple: Just check your…

A picture of a young African American girl holding out a glass of water, for a LCA post on drinking water week.

Celebrate Drinking Water Week With LCA!

It’s our favorite time of the year: the American Water Works Association’s Drinking Water Week! Each year during the first full week of May, water professionals and the communities they serve join together to recognize and celebrate the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Every day, millions of us turn on the tap,…

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…

LCA employees deliver gifts to the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program.

‘Tis the Season for Giving: LCA Helps Through Angel Tree, Food Drive Programs

LCA employees helped deliver holiday cheer to Lehigh Valley families again this year. Through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, workers donated gifts for 30 children who range in age from 8 months to 12 years old. In the photo above, from left to right, are LCA employees Jason Gruber and Joe Younes; Erica from…

A closeup picture of a man using a sink to fill a glass with water, to illustrate an LCA blog post on the new infrastructure bill.

Infrastructure Bill a Much-Needed Investment in Nation’s Water Systems

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you probably know that on Nov. 12, President Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law. And just last week, the administration announced that $7.4 billion (out of $50 billion) will be distributed to states, tribes and territories for 2022, earmarked for water infrastructure. The remainder…

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…

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