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


Improve our region’s waterways through wastewater pretreatment education.


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


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


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

PIX Roundtable:  Sustainability:  A Delicate Balance

PIX Roundtable: Sustainability: A Delicate Balance

Sustainability, or “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” as defined by the UN World Commission on Environment and Development, requires a delicate balance. Join us for this FREE virtual event as panelists spanning academia, industry, and healthcare discuss current approaches and methodologies in sustainability. Focusing on water-related issues from consumption to discharge, these expert panelists will highlight best practices based on their own experiences and ways in which partnerships may be built to achieve corporate and governmental sustainability goals.

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.


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


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


Develop a culture of water stewardship through pretreatment education. 


Work collaboratively for effective wastewater pretreatment.


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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