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A picture of a dog on a toilet seat reading a newspaper, for an LCA post on World Toilet Day

Be Thankful for Your Throne — It’s World Toilet Day!

Hey there — did you remember to thank your toilet this morning? We’re asking because it’s World Toilet Day, a United Nations initiative to draw attention to the global sanitation crisis. In the U.S., most of us take toilets and public sanitation for granted, but did you know more than 3.6 billion — billion — people across…

Flushable wipes? Not so much

[dropcapMedium]Y[/dropcapMedium]ou may recall a post from 2013 in which we urged our customers not to flush so-called “flushable” personal wipes: “The next time you pick up a package of “flushable” personal wipes, think twice: they’re not as flushable as their manufacturers imply.  Truth be told, they’re clogging up wastewater treatment plants across the country — …

Don’t send problems down the drain

The next time you pick up a package of “flushable” personal wipes, think twice: they’re not as flushable as their manufacturers imply. Truth be told, they’re clogging up wastewater treatment plants across the country —  including those operated by Lehigh County Authority. A story from the Sept. 7th edition of The Washington Post  illustrates just…

It’s time to face the nation’s water infrastructure needs

Communities across the country are being confronted with a daunting challenge: replacing the aging, underground pipes that carry drinking water while also expanding service to meet the needs of a growing population. Making the task even more formidable is the price tag, which is predicted to be at least $1 trillion over the next 25 years. During…