Protecting

Lehigh Valley Waterways

 

The Lehigh Valley Wastewater Pretreatment Information Exchange (PIX) was created by pretreatment personnel from the Allentown, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, and Easton
wastewater treatment plants.

About Lehigh Valley PIX

EDUCATION

Improve our region’s waterways through wastewater pretreatment education.

COMMUNICATION

Maintain open communication between Lehigh Valley dischargers, regulators, and local wastewater treatment plants. 

TRAINING

Provide education and training to area businesses on the latest wastewater pretreatment technologies. 

NETWORKING

Provide a platform of transparency for others to discuss effective wastewater technologies.

We Have the Power to Impact Our Region’s Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

The Pretreatment Information Exchange (PIX) was originally started in the mid-1990s by pretreatment personnel from the Allentown, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, and Easton wastewater treatment plants. During the 2004-2005 time period, a Lehigh Valley-based industry was ordered to pay a fine to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which subsequently was earmarked as funds for the PIX Group with the understanding it would become a nonprofit incorporation and continue its work with environmental awareness to the people, industry, and regulators of the Lehigh Valley.  PIX, Inc. became incorporated as a 501(c)3 association in May 2005.  To date, PIX, Inc. has held various seminars with the support of local industries and vendors ranging from local case studies, regulatory updates, innovative pretreatment options, and effects of emerging contaminants.

Featured Initiatives

Klines Island WWTP – Update

Klines Island WWTP – Update

Synopsis: Updates on the Kline Island WWTP, in response to EPA’s Administrative Order and related Capital Improvements Plan.

EPA – Annual Report Review

EPA – Annual Report Review

Synopsis: Information regarding new Dental Effluent Guidelines, effective July 14, 2017; discussion of current and future...

City of Bethlehem – Wastewater Treatment Plant

City of Bethlehem – Wastewater Treatment Plant

Synopsis: Information regarding capital upgrades, including a digester/WAS thickening upgrade project; biosolids and effluent pump project; and review of resulting operations cost reductions.

Our Top Priorities

At Lehigh Valley PIX, our members are dedicated to working with Lehigh Valley businesses to provide wastewater pretreatment education and resources. This sharing of information is focused on helping businesses understand and promote compliance with environmental regulations.  Emphasis on the quality of our region’s industrial wastewater effluent discharge is key to maintaining the safety and sustainability of our waterways and watersheds.

WATER MANAGEMENT

Proper treatment of wastewater discharge through innovative technologies and continual monitoring.

SUSTAINABILITY

Work with regional businesses to maintain the sustainability of Lehigh Valley waterways and watersheds.

DEVELOP

Develop a culture of water stewardship through pretreatment education. 

INNOVATE

Work collaboratively for effective wastewater pretreatment.

SHARE

Provide a forum to educate and share successful wastewater applications.

“If you’re imaginatively responsible to the place you live in,
you understand the watershed.” 

- Robert Hass

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