City of Allentown – Lease Update 2020

Our Water, Our Future!

The public’s health, the quality of our local waterways, and our region’s economic future all depend on having a sustainable water and sewer system!

Lehigh County Authority (LCA) and the City of Allentown are pleased to announce we have reached a tentative settlement ending years of disputes and litigation and solidifying our partnership on the concession lease of Allentown’s water and sewer utility systems through 2063.

The tentative settlement is recommended for approval by the LCA Board of Directors and bondholders and Allentown City Council. 

Read the Joint News Release

Settlement Agreement Documents

Presentation to LCA Board of Directors – July 20, 2020

“This agreement goes a long way toward renewing the sense of partnership between LCA and the City, which will bring benefits to the entire region. Ensuring the city’s water and sewer system can be maintained and costs fairly distributed to all users is critical to ensuring the public’s health and the region’s quality of life is protected.”

Liesel Gross, Chief Executive Officer

Public Comments

If you would like to submit comments to be considered by the LCA Board of Directors, please email and include your full name and municipality. All comments must be received by 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2020, in order to be considered.

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