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  • * The Central Lehigh Division is LCA’s largest suburban service area. However, small portions of the municipalities listed below are served by other service areas. Please review the other small systems listed below:
    Lower Macungie, Salisbury & Upper Milford Townships – Emmaus Consecutive Division
    Weisenberg Township – Arcadia West Division

    Central Lehigh Division

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390073

    LCA Service Area: Portions of Upper Macungie, Lower Macungie, Salisbury, South Whitehall, Upper Milford, Weisenberg and Lowhill townships in central and western Lehigh County.

    Number of Customers: Approximately 18,171 residential and commercial properties served.

    Water Supply: Fourteen wells located throughout the service area, plus an interconnection with LCA’s Allentown Division water system, produce an average of 10.2 million gallons of water per day. The Allentown Division draws its water from two large springs, the Little Lehigh Creek and the Lehigh River.

    Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s wells is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria. No other treatment is necessary in order to ensure a safe supply of drinking water. The Allentown Division water supply is treated at LCA’s full-scale water filtration plant located in Allentown.

    Fluoride in your water? LCA adds fluoride to the water at our Allentown Division treatment plant, which supplies about 75% of the water to this service area. When blended with our well supplies, customers receive fluoride that may vary from 0 to 0.6 parts per million. Please consult with your pediatrician or dentist about proper fluoride supplements for your children.

    Water Hardness: 12 – 18 grains per gallon (range reflects a variety of water supplies that may be in use in this system at any time)

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.

    Emmaus Consecutive Division

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390075

    LCA Service Area: Various properties and developments located in Lower Macungie, Upper Milford and Salisbury townships, just outside the Borough of Emmaus. Service area includes 462 residential and commercial properties.

    Water Supply: LCA purchases an average of 77,000 gallons of water per day for your system from the Borough of Emmaus, where water is drawn from groundwater wells.

    Water Treatment: Emmaus treats its water at each of its wells to ensure the safety of your water supply. For more information about the borough’s treatment systems, please call 610-965-9288.

    Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

    Water Hardness: 11 grains per gallon

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.

    Arcadia West Division

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3391001

    LCA Service Area: The Arcadia West Division provides water service to the Arcadia West Industrial Park in Weisenberg Township, western Lehigh County, with service to 19 commercial and institutional properties.

    Water Supply: Two deep wells located in the Arcadia West Industrial Park supply approximately 23,000 gallons per day of groundwater to this system.

    Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s wells is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria. Sodium hydroxide is also added to adjust the pH of the water slightly. This treatment helps to prevent lead and copper leaching from customers’ internal plumbing systems.

    Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

    Water Hardness: 14 grains per gallon

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.

  • In Lynn Township, LCA provides drinking water to two small service areas in the Pine Lakes at Lynn development and the Madison Park North development. Read each system description below to learn more.

    Pine Lakes Division

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390085

    LCA Service Area: The Pine Lakes at Lynn development in Lynn Township, western Lehigh County

    Number of Customers: 60 properties served.

    Water Supply: Two wells located in the Pine Lakes at Lynn development produce an average of 9,000 gallons per day of groundwater.

    Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s wells is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria. No other treatment is necessary in order to ensure a safe supply of drinking water.

    Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

    Water Hardness: 3 grains per gallon

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test result for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.

    Madison Park North Division

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390115

    LCA Service Area: 116 customers located in the Madison Park North development in Lynn Township.

    Water Supply: One deep well located in the Madison Park North development produces an average of 14,000 gallons per day of groundwater.

    Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s well is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria. No other treatment is necessary in order to ensure a safe supply of drinking water.

    Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

    Water Hardness: 7 grains per gallon

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.

     

  • *In Upper Milford Township, customers may be receiving water from LCA through four different service areas. Most residents in Upper Milford Township are served by our Central Lehigh Division or our Emmaus Consecutive Division. Click here to view more information.
    We also provide drinking water in these two smaller developments, with more information shown below:
    Mink Estates & Far View Farms – LCA’s Upper Milford Division
    Buss Acres & Deer Run Developments – LCA’s Upper Milford Central Division

    Upper Milford Division (Mink Estates & Far View Farms)

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390111

    LCA Service Area: The Mink Estates and Far View Farms developments and surrounding areas in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County.

    Number of Customers: 72 properties served.

    Water Supply: Two deep wells produce an average of 10,500 gallons per day of groundwater.

    Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s wells is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria. Sodium hydroxide is also added to adjust the pH of the water slightly. This treatment helps to prevent lead and copper leaching from customers’ home plumbing systems.

    Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

    Water Hardness: 8 grains per gallon

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.

    Upper Milford Central Division (Buss Acres & Deer Run developments)

    PWSID (DEPSystem ID #): 3390076

    LCA Service Area: The Buss Acres, Deer Run and Crest developments and surrounding areas in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County.

    Number of Customers: 101 properties served.

    Water Supply: Two deep wells in Upper Milford Township produce an average of 18,000 gallons per day of groundwater to this division.

    Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s wells is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria. Sodium hydroxide is also added to adjust the pH of the water slightly. This treatment helps to prevent lead and copper leaching from customers’ home plumbing systems.

    Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

    Water Hardness: 7 – 11 grains per gallon

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.

  • Beverly Hills Division

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390035

    LCA Service Area: The Beverly Hills development in Lower Milford Township, southern Lehigh County.

    Number of Customers: 44 properties served.

    Water Supply: One deep well located in the Beverly Hills development produces an average of 6,000 gallons per day of groundwater.

    Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s well is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria. No other treatment is necessary in order to ensure a safe supply of drinking water.

    Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

    Water Hardness: 13 grains per gallon

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.

  • Heidelberg Heights Division

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390047

    LCA Service Area: The Heidelberg Heights development in Heidelberg Township, northern Lehigh County.

    Number of Customers: 183 properties served.

    Water Supply: Five wells located throughout the Heidelberg Heights development produce an average of 32,000 gallons per day of groundwater.

    Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s wells is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria. One well is also treated to reduce the manganese that is naturally occurring in this area. No other treatment is necessary in order to ensure a safe supply of drinking water.

    Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

    Water Hardness: 8 grains per gallon

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.

  • In Washington Township, LCA provides drinking water to two small service areas: the villages of Slatedale and Emerald; and the Mill Creek Acres development. Read each system description below to learn more.

    Washington Township Division (Slatedale, Emerald & Welshtown Road) 

    *2020 Report coming soon! – Please check back!

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390078

    LCA Service Area: The villages of Slatedale and Emerald and properties along Welshtown Road in Washington Township, northern Lehigh County.

    Number of Customers: 365 residential and commercial properties served.

    Water Supply: LCA purchases an average of 53,000 gallons of water per day for your system from the Borough of Slatington, where water is drawn from springs and wells.

    Water Treatment: Slatington treats its water at a full-scale water filtration plant. For more information on the source of water, treatment techniques or water quality monitoring, please contact Slatington at 610-767-2131.

    Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

    Water Hardness: 1 grain per gallon

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2019. The 2020 water quality report will be available by June 2021.

    Mill Creek Division

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390080

    LCA Service Area: The Mill Creek Acres development in Washington and Heidelberg townships, northern Lehigh County.

    Number of Customers: 35 properties served.

    Water Supply: Two deep wells located in the Mill Creek Acres development produce an average of 5,000 gallons per day of groundwater.

    Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s wells is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria. No other treatment is necessary in order to ensure a safe supply of drinking water.

    Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

    Water Hardness: 7 grains per gallon

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.

  • North Whitehall Division

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390055

    LCA Service Area: 945 customers located in North Whitehall Township in the Orefield, Schnecksville and Neffs villages and vicinity in northern Lehigh County.

    Water Supply: Three wells plus an interconnection with the Northampton Borough Municipal Authority (NBMA) system, which draws water from the Lehigh River and the Spring Mill Dam. These sources are combined to produce an average of 501,000 gallons per day.

    Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s wells is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria and treated to reduce the manganese that is naturally occurring in this area. NBMA’s water is treated and fluoridated at a surface water filtration and treatment plant. For more information about NBMA’s treatment methods and supply, please call 610-262-6711.

    Fluoride in your water? NBMA adds fluoride to the water at its treatment plant. When blended with LCA supplies, customers receive fluoride that may vary from 0 to 0.63 parts per million. Please consult with your pediatrician or dentist about proper fluoride supplements for your children.

    Water Hardness: 3-10 grains per gallon (range reflects a variety of water supplies that may be in use in this system at any time)

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.

  • Allentown Division

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390024

    LCA Service Area: All developed areas within the boundaries of the City of Allentown.

    Number of Customers: Approximately 33,436 residential and commercial properties served, plus wholesale water service provided to neighboring communities through long-term supply contracts.

    Water Supply: Approximately 21 million gallons per day is drawn from the Allentown Division sources, including Crystal Spring, Schantz Spring, the Little Lehigh Creek, and the Lehigh River.

    Water Treatment: Water from all LCA sources is treated at a full-scale water treatment and filtration plant located in Allentown. Treatment processes include coagulation and flocculation, settling, filtration and chemical addition. Chlorine is the primary agent used to kill bacteria, and some corrosion-control treatment is used to ensure proper pH of the water delivered to customers.

    Fluoride in your water? Yes, LCA adds fluoride to your drinking water in Allentown, up to 0.6 parts per million.

    Water Hardness: 13 grains per gallon

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.

  • Clearview Farm Estates Division

    PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3480028

    LCA Service Area: The Clearview Farm Estates development in Moore Township, northern Northampton County.

    Number of Customers: 67 residential properties served.

    Water Supply: Two deep wells located in the Clearview Farm Estates development produce an average of 9,000 gallons per day of groundwater to this system.

    Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s well is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria. No other treatment is necessary in order to ensure a safe supply of drinking water.

    Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

    Water Hardness: 4 grains per gallon

    Hardness Scale:

    0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water

    6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water

    > 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water

    Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2020. The 2021 water quality report will be available by June 2022.