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A picture of Christmas trees leaning up against a fence next to trash cans, for an LCA blog on recycling Christmas trees.

Six Tips To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The holiday decorations are coming down and live Christmas trees are already lining the curbs. But don’t just toss that live tree out with the trash! Consider an eco-friendly solution and recycle your Christmas tree instead. Most municipalities offer curbside pickup of Christmas trees, which are then turned into mulch or compost. Residents of Bethlehem, Allentown and…

Snowflakes were falling on Dec. 18 as the LCA elves delivered gifts to the Salvation Army in Allentown for their Angel Tree Program.

LCA’s Holiday Elves Are Hard at Work Again!

Snowflakes were falling on Dec. 18 as the LCA elves delivered gifts to the Salvation Army in Allentown for the organization’s Angel Tree Program (main photo). LCA employees have made donating to the annual holiday event a tradition, and this year was no exception—they filled wish lists for 22 children in the Lehigh Valley region!…

LCA’s CEO Featured on Good Morning Lehigh Valley

Liesel Gross discusses infrastructure upgrades, the role of our treatment plants, stormwater vs. sewer, and more. Our CEO Liesel Gross took to the airwaves recently to talk about all things water on “Good Morning Lehigh Valley,” a new radio show hosted by former Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne. To hear the entire interview, please click…

A picture of a young Black girl trying to get a drink from a faucet that has just a trickle of water flowing out, for an LCA post on Imagine a Day Without Water.

It’s Time to Imagine a Day Without Water!

Imagine waking up and finding out there’s no water. No water for the toilet, shower, bath, sinks, icemaker, or even the outside hose. No water for coffee; or filling the pets’ bowl; no water for cooking or cleaning. Now imagine that it’s not just your home, but your entire community: no water for manufacturing; no…

LCA Recognized With Two PMAA Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that Lehigh County Authority was recognized with two accolades at the Pennsylvania Municipal Authority Association’s 81st Annual Conference & Awards, held at Kalahari Resorts and Convention Center in the Poconos on Sept. 18. The first, the 2023 Municipal Authority Communications Award, honors our communications and community engagement work, including projects like our Interactive Map-…

A picture of a hydrant being opened with a hydrant wrench and water streaming out, during a repair. It illustrates an LCA blog post for fire prevention week and month.

For Fire Prevention Week, We’re Serving Up Some Safety Tips

October is fire prevention month, and this is fire prevention week (Oct. 8-14). That means it’s a great time to test all the smoke alarms in your home, check (or purchase) fire extinguishers, look for — and correct — fire hazards, and make it a habit to practice fire safety in the kitchen. In 1922,…

A picture of a person raking leaves, for a blog post on going easy on fall cleanup to help beneficial species overwinter.

This Fall, Go Easy on the Lawn and Garden Cleanup

Are you getting ready to tuck your garden beds away for the fall? This year, try taking a more light-handed approach to “garden sanitation”—your back will get a break, and so will Mother Nature. The long-accepted approach to fall lawn and garden care has been to rake every leaf and prune, chop or pull just…

A picture of three older adults, laughing and taking a break from exercising and drinking water, to illustrate an LCA post on National Water Quality Month.

It’s Time to Celebrate National Water Quality Month!

It’s National Water Quality Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the vital role that clean, high-quality water plays in all of our lives. National Water Quality Month, which occurs every August, can be traced back to two Congressional acts passed in the early 1970s in an effort to protect our water sources. In 1972,…

A picture of LCA employees Dan Stevens, asset management technology manager, and James Luma, GIS specialist, as they look at a computerized map of LCA assets, to illustrate a story on how LCA uses GIS to track assets.

LCA’s GIS Team Creates Digital Maps to Track Water Infrastructure

With more than 1,065 miles of water and sewer lines to manage, it’s a good thing LCA can rely on technology like our geographic information system (GIS) to help us map and track our infrastructure.  It’s also a good thing we have awesome professionals like Dan Stevens (seated in photo), our asset management technology manager, and James Luma,…

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