PROTECTING THE WATERWAYS OF THE lehigh valley
Lehigh County Authority operates the wastewater system in the City of Allentown, which is the “central hub” of the regional system that provides wastewater collection service to 14 municipalities in Lehigh County. A network of over 800 miles of pipe conveys wastewater to the treatment plant located at the confluence of the Lehigh River and Little Lehigh Creek. The Kline’s Island Wastewater Treatment Plant provides treatment services for more than 150,000 people throughout Lehigh County, treating 33 million-gallons of wastewater each day. Industrial Users discharge approximately 5 million-gallons per day (MGD) to Kline’s Island, which includes flow from the Lehigh County Authority’s Pretreatment Plant in Fogelsville. Plant operation and pretreatment staff work jointly to ensure the safe and consistent operation of the wastewater treatment plant.
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Founded in 1762, Allentown is situated on the western end of the Lehigh Valley along the Lehigh River. The county seat of Lehigh County, it is Pennsylvania’s third most populous city and the 232nd largest city in the United States, with an estimated 121,442 residents according to the 2019 census estimate.
Allentown was one of only six communities in the country to have been named a “national success story” in April 2016 by the Urban Land Institute for its downtown redevelopment and transformation that has generated nearly $1 billion in new development projects as of April 2019.
*Data adapted from Wikipedia