North Whitehall Division
PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390055
LCA Service Area: 921 customers located in North Whitehall Township in the Orefield, Schnecksville and Neffs villages and vicinity in northern Lehigh County.
Water Supply: Five wells plus an interconnection with the Northampton Borough Municipal Authority (NBMA) system, which draws water from the Lehigh River and the Spring Mill Dam. These sources are combined to produce an average of 469,500 gallons per day.
Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s wells is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria and treated to reduce the manganese that is naturally occurring in this area. NBMA’s water is treated and fluoridated at a surface water filtration and treatment plant. For more information about NBMA’s treatment methods and supply, please call 610-262-6711.
Fluoride in your water? NBMA adds fluoride to the water at its treatment plant. When blended with LCA supplies, customers receive fluoride that may vary from 0 to 0.63 parts per million. Please consult with your pediatrician or dentist about proper fluoride supplements for your children.
Water Hardness: 4 – 17 grains per gallon
0 – 5 grains per gallon = Soft Water
6 – 10 grains per gallon = Moderately Hard Water
> 11 grains per gallon = Hard Water
Download your annual Water Quality Report, which includes more educational information about your water system as well as complete test results for all water quality monitoring completed in calendar year 2016. The 2017 water quality report will be available by June 2018.