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A picture of three older adults, laughing and taking a break from exercising and drinking water, to illustrate an LCA post on National Water Quality Month.

It’s Time to Celebrate National Water Quality Month!

It’s National Water Quality Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the vital role that clean, high-quality water plays in all of our lives. National Water Quality Month, which occurs every August, can be traced back to two Congressional acts passed in the early 1970s in an effort to protect our water sources. In 1972,…

See You Later, Alligator!

You may recall that back in April, two of our crew members rescued a baby alligator that found its way onto the pre-treatment screens at our Kline’s Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. The pint-sized reptile, which measures just a little over a foot long, has been relocated to its new home, Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland in Allenwood,…

A picture of a young woman with dark hair drinking water after exercising, to illustrate an LCA blog post on Drinking Water Week 2023.

Drinking Water Week is Here!

It’s Drinking Water Week — the American Water Works Association’s annual celebration of the vital and often under-appreciated role that drinking water plays in our daily lives! Clean, safe water is essential to protecting public health and our environment. We literally need clean water to survive—so much so that the Mayo Clinic says the age-old…

A picture of a woman examining her sink for leaks to illustrate an LCA post on Fix a Leak Week 2023.

Find Those Leaks — and Fix Them!

It’s the EPA’s 15th annual Fix A Leak Week. Did you know that household leaks can waste nearly 1 trillion gallons of water nationwide every year? That’s why we set aside one week every March for the EPA’s annual Fix a Leak Week. This year we’re hunting down leaks from March 20-26, but remember: You can…

A picture of LCA workers delivering Christmas gifts through The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program for a blog post on the Angel Tree program.

LCA Employees Deliver Angel Tree, Food Pantry Donations

LCA employees work hard all year ‘round to deliver reliable, high-quality water and wastewater services to our customers. But in December, we always take time to help Santa deliver something else to Lehigh Valley families: food and holiday cheer. Through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, our workers donated gifts for 24 children from the…

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 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,…

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