News & Updates

Winter is Coming — Protect Your Pipes and Water Meter!

It’s not quite winter yet, and temperatures are regularly dipping below freezing. Have you checked on your water meter lately? Before the big chill arrives, check your house to ensure your water meter and any water lines that are in unheated or exposed areas, such as a basement or crawl space, are insulated or wrapped in…

LCA Honored With Multiple Water Treatment Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that LCA and our employees have been recognized with multiple water treatment awards this month. On Friday, Nov. 20, the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association presented three awards during its virtual, annual meeting: Plant Operation and Maintenance Excellence Award – Greater than 2 MGD*: This award recognizes our wastewater treatment…

Lehigh County Authority Employees Win Two Wastewater Treatment Awards

LCA was honored with two awards from the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association earlier this month. The first award, for Industrial Pretreatment, recognizes the staff at LCA’s Industrial Pretreatment Plant in Fogelsville and The Kline’s Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Allentown for their diligent work to meet the requirements of the EPA-mandated pretreatment…

LCA Wins Water Quality Award for 12th Year in a Row

Congratulations to our great Water Filtration Plant team for receiving the Area Wide Optimization Program (AWOP) Award for the twelfth year in a row! The award is presented to participants that meet the American Water Works Association Partnership program’s water quality standards, which are much more stringent than standards set in place by the state Department…

Fire Hydrant Maintenance — Yup, We Do That, Too

LCA crews have been hard at work this summer, flushing, painting and repairing hydrants throughout the city of Allentown. Maintaining hydrants is an important and ongoing task. Our crews inspect and test over 900 hydrants every year so that they’re in peak condition in case the fire department needs them. We look for leaks, check…

LCA Employees Earn Angel Wings Through Salvation Army Donations

Every day, LCA employees work hard to deliver reliable, high-quality water services. Last week, they helped deliver something else: presents for 32 local children in need, through The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. The Angel Tree program provides new clothing or toys for children of needy families through the support of donors. The gifts are…

Celebrate National GIS Day with LCA

You probably didn’t know that Wednesday is National GIS Day. In fact, many of you are probably scratching your heads and thinking, “I don’t even know what GIS is!” GIS, or Geographic Information System, is a way to capture, manage, analyze and present geographically referenced data. In short, it’s a type of computerized mapping system….

Unusually High Water Bill? Here’s What to Do Next

Did you receive a water bill that seems much higher than it should be? Does the bill show that your water use increased by a significant amount?   When water passes through the meter and is recorded, customers are billed based on the amount recorded by the meter. A water bill that is suddenly significantly…

Imagine a Day Without Water

Can you imagine a day without water? No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires, and farmers couldn’t water their crops. A single nationwide day without water service would put $43.5 billion in economic activity…

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