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This summer, make water safety a priority

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Did you know that May is National Water Safey Month?  As Memorial Day weekend approaches and pools across the region open, it’s a perfect time to review a few tips inspired by the National Water Safety Month and YMCA’s Know Before You Go Web sites. The time you take to read...

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What's with the chlorine in LCA tap water?

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Some of our customers have been asking questions about Lehigh County Authority’s use of chlorine to make their water safe to drink.

Why do we use chlorine? Because even though LCA's water sources are high quality — in most cases, from deep wells drawing water from the local groundwater supply — it’s still necessary to eliminate...

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Making sure rain doesn't turn into a pain

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April showers might bring May flowers, but they can also bring homeowners big headaches: flooded basements, damaged HVAC and electrical equipment, and problems with mold. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to eliminate or reduce the risk of water damage to your home. Examine basement walls for cracks or obvious signs of leaks. There are...

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Spring Cleaning? How about your medicine cabinet?

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If you have unused, unwanted and expired medications, you can safely dispose of them at the Emmaus Police Department, 400 Jubilee Street in Emmaus on Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Sharpies and syringes will not be accepted.

  • All participants must retain possession of their own medication during the...

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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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