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Pump it Up: The Role of LCA's Giant Wastewater Movers

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These gigantic machines are three of LCA’s six main sewage pumps, used in our wastewater treatment process.

The pumps convey wastewater to...

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Did You Know Rainstorms Change the Water Treatment Process?

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For most people, rain in the forecast is usually little more than a mild inconvenience. But at LCA, we have to watch that forecast very carefully, because rain affects how we treat and supply your water. We need to know how much we are getting, when it’s supposed to arrive, how long it should last,...

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LCA Employees Earn Angel Wings Through Salvation Army Donations

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A picture of three LCA employees delivering gifts for children through he Lehigh Valley branch of the Salvation Army. Chris B., Christine R. and Julian B. from Lehigh County Authority make a very special delivery of employee-donated gifts to the Lehigh Valley branch of...

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How Much Water is on Your Thanksgiving Plate?

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It’s almost time to carve that turkey (pass the stuffing, please)! We were looking at water footprints this week and got to wondering: What’s the average water footprint for a typical Thanksgiving feast?

It’s probably a lot more than you think. We’re not talking about what’s needed to cook the meal; we’re talking just about...

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Celebrate National GIS Day with LCA

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You probably didn’t know that Wednesday is National GIS Day. In fact, many of you are probably scratching your heads and thinking, “I don’t even know what GIS is!

GIS, or Geographic Information System, is a way to capture, manage, analyze and present geographically referenced data. In short, it’s a type of computerized...

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Are your pipes and water meter protected from freezing?

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It’s been a chilly fall so far, with multiple freeze and frost warnings. If you haven’t already, it’s time to winterize the house, protect those pipes and wrap that meter — before temperatures drop any lower.

Remember that while Lehigh County Authority owns the meter, the water customer is responsible for protecting it. If the water meter...

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Unusually High Water Bill? Here’s What to Do Next

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Did you receive a water bill that seems much higher than it...

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Imagine a Day Without Water

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Can you imagine a day without water? No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close. Firefighters couldn't put out fires, and farmers couldn't water their crops.

A single nationwide day without water service would put $43.5 billion in...

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Emergency Preparedness: Making A Plan Can Save Lives

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Hurricane Florence is on the doorstep of the Carolinas, and the National Hurricane Center is calling the massive storm, with its sustained winds of up to 130 mph, "life-threatening.”

Though it looks like the South will take the brunt of Florence, it’s not just the coastal states that are at risk. The greater Lehigh Valley region...

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The beauty of … bacteria?

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This is a beautiful photo — but what’s even more beautiful...

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