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Earth Day activites in Emmaus

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Saturday, April 16, is Earth Day in Emmaus! The Emmaus and Upper Milford joint Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) have organized a day of activities including a little clean-up program and an e-waste recycling program. Stop by from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Emmaus Community Park to participate in this fun, earth-friendly day! Read More

DEP names watersheds as Critical Water Planning Areas

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Three watersheds across the Commonwealth received the designation of "Critical Water Planning Area" today, including the Hill Creek and Back Creek in the Ohio Basin, and the combined Marsh Creek and Rock Creek watersheds in the Potomac Basin. While the Little Lehigh Creek was not given this designation today, DEP and local leaders agree that additional...

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LCA Water is Chromium-Free

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Over the past week, the national news media has covered an important topic for water drinkers everywhere - contamination of drinking water supplies with hexavalent chromium (a.k.a. Chromium VI), which was the subject cancer-causing contaminant in the 2000 file "Erin Brockovich." In today's edition of The Morning Call, information on a recent study was published showing...

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Drought Warning Lifted!

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Following the recommendations of the Pennsylvania Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection announced November 10, 2010 that it has removed about two-thirds of the state from drought watch and warning status. DEP lifted the declarations for 46 counties located primarily in central and eastern Pennsylvania. In western Pennsylvania, 21 counties either remain in or...

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Storm Report: Sewer overflows & cleanup efforts

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Last week, the Lehigh Valley received record rainfall in the amount of more than 8 inches beginning on Thursday, September 30, and continuing overnight into Friday, October 1, 2010.  For Lehigh County Authority (LCA) and the municipalities that are connected to its regional sewer system, the storm brings the issue of leaking sewer lines into sharp...

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State declares Drought Warning

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On September 16, 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) declared a Drought Warning for most areas of eastern Pennsylvania, including Lehigh and Northampton counties, due to prolonged dry conditions across the state and precipitation well below normal. What is a Drought Warning? This DEP declaration is the second stage of drought declarations, which calls for...

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Time to clean house! Disposal events this fall . . .

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Are you storing "stuff" in your garage, attic, shed, porch, etc. that you don't know how to get rid of? Many of us would like to take care of our environment but just don't know how to get rid of  household items and hazardous wastes such as used motor oil, old pesticide, batteries, air conditioners,...

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Media highlights sewer overflows

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In the July 25, 2010 edition of The Morning call, a lengthy article discussed the important issue of sewer system overflows into the Little Lehigh Creek. If you read the article, you may be left wondering what all this means. Is it safe for my family to swim or go fishing in the creek? Is my drinking...

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Steering Committee reviewing sewer capacity options

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Lehigh County Authority (LCA) and othe rproject partners have formed a steering committee to review options for expanding wastewater treatment capacity for the central Lehigh County region. For the 15 municipalities and muncipal authorities connected to this sewer system, all wastewater is currently being treated at the City of Allentown's Kline's Island Treatment Plant, which has...

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Water usage spikes due to hot, dry weather

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Lehigh County Authority customers are using more water than ever before this summer due to the hot, dry weather in this region. Since July 1, the Authority’s customers in its Central Lehigh Division used an average of 10 million gallons of water per day. And on Tuesday, July 6, customers used a whopping 11 million...

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