News & Updates

Snow no! Winter multiplied Central New York’s water line woes

Parts of the northeast were hit with one of the coldest, snowiest winters on record this year, and in Central New York, it’s taken a serious toll on the water infrastructure — so much so that many residents had to resort to using melted snow to flush toilets. It’s been so tough on pipes that…

Articles point out importance of quality water, wastewater services to region’s economy

Lehigh County Authority is in the news! The Morning Call did a series of articles over the weekend as part of their LV Outlook 2015 section,  which focused on the beverage manufacturing boom in LCA’s service area. As our customers may know, we provide water and wastewater services to many of the beverage and food manufacturing…

U.S. could be headed for far-reaching megadrought

A Washington Post story reports that the drought that’s been gripping the southwest is relatively minor compared with what could be coming down the pike. According to the article, a study by researchers from NASA, Cornell and Columbia universities states that “there is an 80 percent chance” that an extended drought called a megadrought “will strike…

Don’t forget fire hydrants when you clear snow

Old Man Winter’s here in full force, and boy, does he seem grumpy this year. Snow, ice and frigid temps seem like an almost daily occurance — and there’s more on the way. While shoveling snow is not likely at the top of anyone’s list of fun things to do, it’s a necessary chore. We’d…

Be aware of fake utility workers seeking home access

An incident in Palmer Township should act as a reminder to always verify the identity of anyone who comes to your home claiming to be a worker. According to a report from Channel 69 News, two Palmer residents were victims “of a ‘residential distraction’ robbery.” The homeowners told police two men knocked at the rear…

That pesky snowfall is actually good for the water supply

As we find ourselves in the middle of a second snowstorm in just a few days, it’s as good a time as any to think about how much of that snow ends up in our drinking water.  Although snow can pile up quickly, an inch of snow and an inch of rain are very different…

Make it a green holiday: Recycle!

As the end of the holiday season draws near, there’s one more gift you can give: recycling your trees, boxes, wrapping paper, greeting cards and even electrical devices — like that string of lights that never works right. Christmas trees can be reused in a number of ways you’d probably never even thought about. If you…

Does your homeowners’ insurance have your back?

Homeowners’ insurance is an integral part of home ownership. But if you don’t read your policy carefully, you may end up facing a bill for something you thought was covered. According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), homeowners’ insurance rarely pays for damage caused by floods, earthquakes, damage caused by lack of maintenance, and sewer…