Safety

A picture of someone fitting foam insulation over a water pipe to protect it from freezing, to illustrate an LCA blog post on protecting pipes and water meters.

Temperatures Are Dropping — Protect That Water Meter!

After a mindbogglingly warm start to fall (it was in the mid-70s just a few weeks ago!), we’re now seeing regular drops into freezing temperatures. Which means it’s high time to insulate your water meter, protect against frozen pipes, and get the house ready for winter before temperatures drop any lower. Most water meters and…

A picture of prescription drugs for a post on national prescription drug takeback day by LCA.

Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

It’s time to clean out the medicine cabinet: You can dispose of unneeded prescription medications safely on Saturday, October 29, during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Old medications and unused prescriptions can be a ticking time bomb. Here in Pennsylvania, an average of 14 people die of an overdose every day—almost double the national…

A satellite picture of a hurricane storm swirl, to illustrate an LCA blog on creating an emergency plan.

What’s Your Weather Emergency Plan?

Fall is usually the peak of hurricane season, and sometimes those storms make a big mess here in the Lehigh Valley. And Old Man Winter isn’t far behind, bringing his own set of weather challenges. In times of severe weather, having a weather emergency plan can be a lifesaver for you and your family. You…

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…

An image of a burst pipe, for an LCA blog post on protecting against frozen pipes and water meters.

Freezing Temperatures Are Here — Protect Your Pipes, Water Meter

After a warm start to fall, we’re now seeing regular drops into freezing temperatures. If you haven’t already, it’s time to protect against frozen pipes, wrap that meter and get the house ready for winter — before temperatures drop any lower. Remember that while Lehigh County Authority owns the meter, the water customer is responsible for…

An image of two children drinking water to illustrate the importance of source water protection for National Prescription Drug Takeback Day.

Properly Dispose of Unused Medications During National Prescription Drug Takeback Day

Do you have unused or unneeded medications in your home? If you’re considering flushing them down the toilet, please DON’T! Instead, dispose of them safely, at no charge, during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s 20th National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, Oct. 23 at sites across the greater Lehigh Valley. A nationwide total…

A family in a canoe on a lake. Make water safety your priority. LCA

This Summer, Make Water Safety a Priority

Despite a cool, rainy start over the Memorial Day weekend, swimming season is upon us. Before long, summer will be in full swing and the region’s pools, creeks, lakes, water parks and rivers will be packed with swimmers, boaters, anglers and people just looking to beat the heat by splashing around. And as we emerge…

A picture of someone shoveling snow from a sidewalk, to illustrate a winter storm alert post. LCA

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, Weather.gov 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…

This Year, Give the Gift of Holiday Safety

The holidays are almost upon us, and while they will likely look different for many of us this year, holiday safety should always be a priority. While candles, holiday lights and Christmas trees make our homes look beautiful, they can also pose a serious fire risk. According to the National Fire Protection Association, candles start…

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