Washington Township

In Washington Township, LCA provides drinking water to two small service areas: the villages of Slatedale and Emerald; and the Mill Creek Acres development. Read each system description below to learn more.

Washington Township Division (Slatedale, Emerald & Welshtown Road)

PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390078

LCA Service Area:The villages of Slatedale and Emerald and properties along Welshtown Road in Washington Township, northern Lehigh County.

Number of Customers: 364 residential and commercial properties served.

Water Supply: LCA purchases an average of 52,200 gallons of water per day for your system from the Borough of Slatington, where water is drawn from springs and wells.

Water Treatment: Slatington treats its water at a full-scale water filtration plant. For more information on the source of water, treatment techniques or water quality monitoring, please contact Slatington at 610-767-2131.

Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

Water Hardness: 4 grains per gallon

Hardness Scale:

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.

 Mill Creek Division

PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390080

LCA Service Area:The Mill Creek Acres development in Washington and Heidelberg townships, northern Lehigh County.

Number of Customers: 35 properties served.

Water Supply: One deep well located in the Mill Creek Acres development produces an average of 5,200 gallons per day of groundwater.

Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s wells is disinfected with chlorine to kill bacteria. No other treatment is necessary in order to ensure a safe supply of drinking water.

Fluoride in your water? No fluoride is added to your drinking water in this area.

Water Hardness: 6 grains per gallon

Hardness Scale:

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.