A Full Cycle of Water Solutions in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

 LCA’s innovative data integration processes were presented on stage in the Netherlands during the 2012 Bentley “Be Inspired” infrastructure conference.

LCA’s innovative data integration processes were presented on stage in the Netherlands during the 2012 Bentley “Be Inspired” infrastructure conference.

GeoDecisions and its parent company, Gannett Fleming, provide geospatial information technology, engineering, and construction support for partner organizations throughout Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Situated in the eastern part of the Keystone State between Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York City, Lehigh County is a region rich with water resources.

Integrated Water Systems

A valued and longstanding client, Lehigh County Authority (LCA) is a public water and wastewater utility that serves more than 55,000 customers in Lehigh County and Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Our LCA project portfolio features a full-cycle of award-winning solutions, from high-speed water customer communication to internationally recognized GIS, modeling, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and customer billing database integration.

Eco-friendly Stormwater Approach

 Spanning the Lehigh River, the American Parkway Design-Build bridge project occurred from 2012 to 2015.

Spanning the Lehigh River, the American Parkway Design-Build bridge project occurred from 2012 to 2015.

In addition to LCA service, we designed an innovative roadway drainage system for Lehigh County’s American Parkway Lehigh River Bridge as part of a design-build team in 2015. This solution prevents stormwater runoff into the Lehigh River through a system of 32 scuppers and 1,300 linear feet of 10-inch diameter fiberglass pipe that collects water on the bridge deck and sends it to stormwater basins.

Lehigh County Education

  GeoDecisions and LCA staff in action during HydroMania 2015.

GeoDecisions and LCA staff in action during HydroMania 2015.

GeoDecisions and Gannett Fleming professionals continually collaborate with statewide water industry professionals to inform and educate at all levels. For example, our professionals are active thought leaders (board and committee roles and presenters) during the upcoming 2016 Pennsylvania American Water Works Association Annual Conference at Lehigh County’s Bethlehem Sands Hotel and Casino from May 11 to 13. On May 12, we help more than 1,200 third and fourth grade students explore drinking water demonstrations during HydroMania, an annual festival focused on watershed and water-use education at Cedar Crest College in Allentown sponsored by Lehigh Valley Water Suppliers, Inc.