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Allentown not alone in need for water infrastructure upgrades

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There’s no getting around the fact that costly upgrades are needed for Allentown’s more than 600 miles of aging water and sewer lines. Over the next 45 years, LCA expects to spend $1.3 billion on infrastructure improvements in the city.

But Allentown and LCA aren’t alone in this...

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The High Cost of Solving Difficult Problems in Allentown

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Twenty years ago, I was drawn to apply for a job at Lehigh County Authority. Until then I had taken my tap water for granted, but it was the team's dedication and the opportunity to serve my community that made it seem like a cool place to work.

Over the next two...

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Ready to Get Growing? 7 Tips for Spring Planting

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If you’re anything like us, you’ve been impatiently waiting to get out in the garden and start the growing season — especially since winter seems to have been stubborn about relinquishing its hold this year. But even though the weather is warming, don’t rush off to the garden center and buy every plant you see. Those...

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Join LCA in Celebrating Earth Day

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April 22 is Earth Day— and we’ll be celebrating with two events, both on Saturday.

From 12-4 at Jordan Park, 1001 N. 6th St., we’ll be joining the City of Allentown Bureau of Recycling for Earth Day in the Park. The event includes live music,...

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Too much pee in Walden Pond

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A group of scientists who studied the iconic Walden Pond in Concord, Mass., say that urine from generations of swimmers is not only fouling the water, but changing the ecosystem.

"More than half of the summer phosphorus budget of the lake may now be attributable to urine released by swimmers," states the study published on the...

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Make Waves this World Water Day

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While you were standing at the sink filling up the coffee pot this morning, you may not have been thinking about your good fortune. But consider this: While most of us simply turn on the tap for clean H2O, there are 2.1 billion people across the world who lack access to safe drinking water.

It’s one...

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Join us in honoring National Skip the Straw Day

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There’s nothing quite like a refreshing drink of water. But today, we’re hoping you enjoy yours without using a straw.

That’s because Feb. 23...

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Beer, booze, wine and water: Is your favorite drink made sustainably?

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The next time you sip an adult beverage, you may want to consider how it was created — and whether its maker is taking steps to address water pollution.

According to an article in Pollution Online, two Tennessee distilleries — Jack Daniels and George Dickel — are under scrutiny for exceeding allowable limits on...

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Plastic bottle pollution expected to reach crisis level by 2021

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The good: “Most plastic bottles used for soft drinks and water are made from polyethylene terephthalate (Pet), which is highly recyclable,” states an article in The Guardian

The bad: Recycling efforts can’t keep pace. “Fewer than half of the bottles bought in 2016 were collected for recycling and just 7% of those collected...

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U.S. creates first Global Water Strategy

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For the first time in history, the...

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