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Keeping it clean (and green)

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If you want to lead a more “green” lifestyle, one of the easiest places to start is the cabinet where you keep cleaning supplies.

Though it may seem counter-intuitive, many household cleaners contain highly toxic substances. Examples include formaldehyde, which can be found in furniture polish and is considered a carcinogen by the World...

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Safe drinking water saves lives

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In a recent report on global health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listed access to clean water and sanitation as one of the top global health achievements in the last 10 years.

The report, which can be found in its entirety here, cites increased access to improved drinking water sources...

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Garden overflowing? Freeze that food!

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Harvest time is, arguably, the best part of growing your own fruits and vegetables. You’ve used compost to enrich the soil; kept weeds down by mulching, and used your rain barrels to irrigate the plants. Now it’s time reap what you’ve sown. But when everything starts turning ripe around the same time, a trip...

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Lawn brown? Don't let it get you down

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With summer heat making even your thermometer break a sweat, many homeowners are taking to watering their lawns more frequently.

The trouble is, that’s not always the best thing for it.

For starters, frequent watering encourages grass to develop shallow roots – not the deep-reaching roots that help to create a healthy lawn capable of surviving drought,...

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Source Water Protection is everyone's job

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On Thursday, June 23, Lehigh County Authority and the City of Allentown hosted a joint presentation to explain our respective
plans to protect our drinking water supplies from contamination. The presentation summed up an exhaustive study of where our water comes from and how it...

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Water conservation makes good cents

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Wasting water is like flushing money down the drain. So if you’re looking for ways to save some cash, one of the simplest solutions is to save some water.

Start by checking faucets and toilets for leaks. Those little drips coming from your tap can, according to Earth Easy, waste 20 gallons of water...

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Next stop: The buffer zone

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When it comes to protecting our rivers and streams, there’s one option that's easy to accomplish yet can work wonders: a buffer zone.

What’s a buffer zone? It’s an area that catches, slows and filters water runoff before it enters a stream or river. It can remove chemicals, excess nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen (which...

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Learn about LCA Source Water Protection!

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On Thursday, June 23, you’re invited to a meeting hosted by Lehigh County Authority and the City of Allentown about our respective plans to protect our water supplies from pollution. It’s at 5:00 p.m. at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St. in Allentown.

This will be the final meeting before the adoption of...

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Landscaping? Go native!

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Now that Spring's here, it's a perfect time to consider using native plants for your next landscaping project.

What are native plants? In short, they’re plants that grow naturally in an area; species that have evolved to fit their ecosystem. Their growth is controlled by the length of the seasons, by the amount of rainfall and...

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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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