Central Lehigh Division *

* The Central Lehigh Division is LCA’s largest suburban service area. However, small portions of the municipalities listed below are served by other service areas. Please review the other small systems listed below:
       Lower Macungie, Salisbury & Upper Milford Townships – Emmaus Consecutive Division
       Weisenberg Township – Arcadia West Division

Central Lehigh Division

PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390073

LCA Service Area:Portions of Upper Macungie, Lower Macungie, Salisbury, South Whitehall, Upper Milford, Weisenberg and Lowhill townships in central and western Lehigh County.

Number of Customers: Approximately 18,300 residential and commercial properties served.

Water Supply: Fourteen wells located throughout the service area, plus an interconnection with LCA’s Allentown Division water system, produce an average of 9.1 million gallons of water per day. The Allentown Division draws its water from two large springs, the Little Lehigh Creek and the Lehigh River.

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. The Allentown Division water supply is treated at LCA’s full-scale water filtration plant located in Allentown.

Fluoride in your water? LCA adds fluoride to the water at our Allentown Division treatment plant, which supplies at least 50% of the water to this service area. When blended with our well supplies, customers receive fluoride that may vary from 0 to 0.6 parts per million. Please consult with your pediatrician or dentist about proper fluoride supplements for your children.

Fluoride Note: If you live North of Route I-78, you are not receiving fluoride in your water!

Water Hardness: 14 – 20 grains per gallon (range reflects variety of water supplies that may be in use in this system at any time)

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 2015. The 2016 water quality report will be available by June 2017.

Emmaus Consecutive Division

PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3390075

LCA Service Area: Various properties and developments located in Lower Macungie, Upper Milford and Salisbury townships, just outside the Borough of Emmaus. Service area includes 421 residential and commercial properties.

Water Supply: LCA purchases an average of 63,500 gallons of water per day for your system from the Borough of Emmaus, where water is drawn from groundwater wells.

Water Treatment: Emmaus treats its water at each of its wells to ensure the safety of your water supply. For more information about the borough’s treatment systems, please call 610-965-9288.

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

Water Hardness: 13 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 2015. The 2016 water quality report will be available by June 2017.

Arcadia West Division

PWSID (DEP System ID #): 3391001

LCA Service Area: The Arcadia West Division provides water service to the Arcadia West Industrial Park in Weisenberg Township, western Lehigh County, with service to 18 commercial and institutional properties.

Water Supply: Two deep wells located in the Arcadia West Industrial Park supply groundwater to this system.

Water Treatment: Water from LCA’s well 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: 13.9 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 2015. The 2016 water quality report will be available by June 2017.