Lehigh County Authority raises suburban water rates

From The Morning Call on Oct. 25, 2016:

The Lehigh County Authority will increase suburban water rates for the first time in four years — and some board members say more significant hikes should follow in the near future.

The authority’s board of directors voted Monday to approve a 2017 budget that includes a 3 percent increase in rate-generated revenue in its suburban water division, which includes customers in 13 municipalities. […]

[Chief Executive Officer Liesel Gross] said LCA has experienced a “year of transition” in 2016, its 50th anniversary. It’s taken a leading role in planning the regionwide effort to reduce sanitary sewer overflows — an effort mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA and state DEP must approve a final sewer rehabilitation plan by the end of 2017.

Read the full article: Lehigh County Authority approves 2017 budget with modest rate increases