water usage

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…

An image of a clean, high quality stream for an LCA blog post on Water Quality Month.

Join Us In Celebrating Water Quality Month

August is National Water Quality Month — a time to remember that it takes much more than just turning on a tap to ensure access to clean, high-quality water. Did you know that when you include drinking, cleaning, bathing, and toilets, the average American uses about 82 gallons of water a day? And all that…

A graphic that shows tips to tune up outdoor irrigation systems for a post about Sprinkler Spruce Up for LCA..

Spruce up Your Sprinklers for Spring!

As the weather gets warmer, our thoughts turn to green lawns and lush gardens. And for many folks, that means relying on automatic irrigation systems to keep everything well-watered.   But before you switch on those sprinklers, taking a few minutes to ensure they’re working properly can save you a lot of water (and money)…

A showerhead with flowing water for an LCA post on saving water.

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, WaterSense Fixtures Bring Savings to You

This Valentine’s weekend, why not show a little love … to your bathroom? Bathrooms are the single biggest water users in your home, accounting for more than half of all indoor water use. And frequently, they also are the biggest water wasters. That’s not only bad for the planet, it’s also bad for your pocketbook,…

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…

A child in the shower with a soapy head cannot rinse because the water stopped, for a post on Imagine a day without water.

This Thursday, Imagine a Day Without Water

Imagine waking up this morning and having no access to water, anywhere — not at home, at work, or anywhere in between. That means there’s no coffee or shower. There’s no way to flush the toilet. No way to wash your hands. No water to put in Fido’s bowl. Now imagine what would happen to hospitals,…

A picture of a drinking glass in a stream for a post on Source Water Protection Week.

Source Water Protection Week: Keeping it Clean

LCA is proud to join with the American Water Works Association for the first-ever Source Water Protection Week! From today until Friday, Oct. 1, we’ll be posting helpful tips on our social media pages to help raise awareness about the importance of caring for our precious drinking water resources. But what, exactly, is source water…

Winter Weather Tips to Protect Your Pipes and Water Meter!

Winter is here, and temperatures are regularly dipping below freezing. Have you checked on your water meter lately? It is important to 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 heat tape. (If…

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….

Where Does My Drinking Water Come From? How LCA Collects, Treats and Transports Your H2O

Water, Water, Everywhere Clean water is one of those things you take for granted: When you walk into the kitchen and turn on the tap, it just flows out. But did you ever stop to wonder, “How did my water get here? Where does drinking water come from?” Over the next few blog posts, we’ll…

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