LCA approves ‘test and seal’ project on sewer line

From The Morning Call on May 10, 2016:

The Lehigh County Authority is taking the next step toward reducing stream-polluting sewage caused by sanitary sewer line overflows.

The nonprofit utility Monday approved a $2 million project to seal leaky pipes in the most vulnerable sections of the sewage collection systems servicing western Lehigh County and a single North Whitehall Township development.

LCA has spent about $3.95 million since 2008 trying to identify the sources of infiltration and inflow and figuring out how to remove them. But this is the first major construction project related to Environmental Protection Agency orders calling for the elimination of sewer overflows.

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