PA DEP Declares Statewide Drought Watch
Background: On June 15, 2023, PA DEP declared the entire state of Pennsylvania is under a drought watch. As of July 27, the drought watch remains in effect.
LCA requests all customers voluntarily reduce water use by 5-10%. View our Water Conservation Page to learn ways to reduce water use. Messages will be updated as conditions change.
Current LCA Water Supply Status:
DROUGHT WATCH – DUE TO PA DEP DECLARATION
Note: Current water supply conditions are normal. More detailed information is available in our monitoring data shown below for public review. These reports show the trends in water supply, which LCA monitors, and we will share additional details as conditions change.
In most of our service areas, our water comes from 5 primary water sources: Schantz Spring, Crystal Spring, the Little Lehigh Creek, groundwater wells and the Lehigh River (emergency supply only). Spring and groundwater sources are treated with chlorine for disinfection purposes. Due to the high quality of our local groundwater resources, little additional treatment is necessary to ensure a safe supply of drinking water. Water from the Little Lehigh Creek and the Lehigh River is fully treated at our water filtration plant in the City of Allentown.
For more information about the water LCA delivers to your home or business, which may vary depending on what service area you live in, please select your service area location on our water service area map. Click here to visit the page.
Water System Security
Water utilities around the country have been paying attention to the security of water and wastewater facilities to make sure that the public continues to receive high-quality, reliable services. LCA has increased the physical security of our systems, and our employees are working with a heightened awareness of safety issues that may affect them or our customers.
You can help us with our system security by notifying us immediately if you notice any irregular activity in the vicinity of our facilities, such as unmarked vehicles entering the facility at an odd time, or workers without LCA identification. All LCA employees carry a company identification card, and our maintenance technicians drive vehicles bearing the LCA logo, so they can be easily identified.
Please Contact LCA to report any suspicious activity!