News & Updates

A yellow hydrant gushes water across the street. LCA crews open hydrants to perform system flushing.

Routine LCA System Flushing is Underway

You may have seen LCA crews in your neighborhood, opening up fire hydrants and blow-offs (special water main valves) and letting water flow out into the streets. This is part of a routine process called “flushing.” System flushing allows water to flow quickly through the pipes. The increased velocity scours and cleans the pipe walls,…

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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…

A picture of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award. ehigh County Authority was honored for the sixth year in a row with an award for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

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….

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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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, 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…

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…

Man Sitting On Sofa in flooded room calling a plumber, to accompany an LCA blog post about leaks and service issues.

High Water Bill? Flooding? Leaks? Service Issue Questions? Start Here

LCA frequently receives water service questions related to interior plumbing problems. Sometimes, customers are calling about a leak inside a residence; other times, customers are calling because they see water pooling on a driveway or in the grass. We’ve even had calls from customers concerned about floodwaters that have entered their home during a storm….