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LCA Employees Contribute to Angel Tree Program

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Above, from left, LCA's John B.; Darien Huaman, Director of Social Services for the Salvation Army, and LCA employees Christopher B. and Pierce H. with some of the gifts LCA employees donated for the Angel Tree program.

 

LCA employees gave Santa Claus a helping hand earlier this week when they delivered presents for 33 local...

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Lehigh County Authority Employees Win Two Wastewater Treatment Awards

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LCA was honored with two awards from the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association earlier this month.

The first award, for Industrial Pretreatment, recognizes the staff at LCA’s Industrial Pretreatment Plant in Fogelsville and The Kline’s Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Allentown for their diligent work...

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Cold Weather Is Here — Protect Those Pipes and Meters From Freezing!

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All the water meters in the picture above needed to be replaced because they froze. With more cold weather on the way, it's important to protect your pipes and meters.

 

With just a little over a month before the official start of winter (Dec. 21), we’re already seeing temperatures that seem to indicate the Frost King...

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LCA Wins Water Quality Award for 12th Year in a Row

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Congratulations to our great...

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On Oct. 23, Imagine a Day Without Water

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Can you imagine a day without water? No showers, no morning coffee, no working toilets — not even water for putting out fires.

For some people, living without water is a daily reality. Yet most of us take for granted that when we turn on the tap, clean, drinkable water will flow out. That’s why Wednesday,...

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Tertiary Nitrification: How Ammonia Is Removed From Wastewater

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In our last post, we explained how plastic media filters remove contaminants during secondary treatment. Today we’re going to talk about the next level of treatment, which removes ammonia through a process called tertiary nitrification. As you can see from the picture above, it's probably not what you imagine when you...

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Fire Hydrant Maintenance — Yup, We Do That, Too

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LCA crews have been hard at work this summer, flushing, painting and repairing hydrants throughout the city of Allentown.

Maintaining hydrants is an important and ongoing task. Our crews inspect and test over 900 hydrants every year so that they’re in peak condition in case the fire department needs them. We look for leaks, check to...

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Eight Simple Steps to Protect Water Quality

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It’s National Water Quality Month — a perfect time to learn what you can do to help protect the sources we all rely on for clean, high-quality water. Here are eight easy steps that you can take to make a difference today:

Wash your car at a car wash: Even though it might cost more than washing...

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When You Clean Your Car, Keep Our Waterways Clean, Too

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It’s that time of year when many of us grab a hose, a rag and a bucket of soapy water to give our cars a good scrub.

And while it’s great to find out your vehicle really isn’t that shade of muddy-gray you’ve gotten so used to seeing, washing your car yourself comes with a caveat:...

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Wastewater Treatment Starts with Screening Out Items That Don't Belong

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As long as everything works the way it’s intended, most of us take for granted the water and wastewater services we use every day. But have you ever been curious about how water gets to your tap? Ever wonder what happens after you flush the toilet?

Through a series of semi-regular posts, we’re going to try...

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