Water conservation measures in the Lehigh Valley

Beginning today, Lehigh County Authority has instituted water restrictions on customers in its Central Lehigh Division. The mandatory restrictions on nonessential water uses include a ban on such activities as lawn watering, swimming pool filling and car washing, affect roughly 40,000 people, mostly in Lower Macungie and Upper Macungie townships.

The measures are being taken due to “unanticipated delays in the completion of water supply projects, primarily the expansion of two existing wells in our region.” They had hoped to complete the projects by late spring, construction timelines are now reaching into the summer months.