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 the City’s and LCA’s respective Source Water Protection plans. The plans have been developed in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA-DEP) through its Source Water Protection Technical Assistance Program (SWPTAP). Representatives from PA-DEP and SSM Group, Inc., who provided the technical analysis for this work, will be in attendance to present the results of this important planning project.
LCA and Allentown are excited, because this plan is the culmination of an extensive study that determines exactly how water flows through our watershed to supply our drinking water. The information gathered in this study — some of which uses data that reaches all the way back to 1946 — has helped us to identify protection zones that will aid us in keeping your drinking water clean. We’re using this information to shape management options to protect those areas, as well as form educational initiatives about the types of activities we should be avoiding within these zones.
Please direct any questions about the meeting to Matt Bixler of SSM Group, Inc. by phone at 610-621-2000 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you there!