LCA, municipalities plan to rehab sewage system

From The Morning Call on July 11, 2016:

Most of the sewer overflows from a regional sewage system in Lehigh County have occurred along the Little Lehigh Creek in Allentown.

But the leakage that overwhelms the system leads back to the western end of the county — mainly Upper Macungie and Lower Macungie townships.

Ratepayers there and in Alburtis and Macungie boroughs will pick up the initial $32 million tab of a much costlier long-term plan to rehabilitate the sewer system and comply with a federal order.

From 2018 to 2025, the four municipalities — part of the Western Lehigh Sewerage Partnership — will continue ongoing efforts to seal leaky pipes, where stormwater gets into the sewage system. The goal: Remove more than a quarter of the sources.

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