This past Sunday The Morning Call chronicled the raw sewage which overflows into the Little Lehigh during heavy rainstorms. The various municipalities and the LCA are struggling with a formula for the shared cost of meeting the EPA guidelines. This problem has been occurring for over a decade. I first reported the situation here on this blog seven years ago. The biggest hypocrite in this problem is The Wildlands Conservancy. While tearing down dams in Lehigh County to supposedly improve stream quality, they have turned a blind eye to the sewage problem. While the municipalities are worried about the expense of larger pipes, the Wildlands concerns itself with dam removal grants. They are allowed to keep a certain administrative fee for each demolition. In exchange for the municipalities cooperating with the dam deals, the Wildlands plays deaf and dumb about the sewage. This blog has documented races and walks starting in Lehigh Parkway fields which were covered in feces and toilet paper the day before the event.
photo shows sewage overflowing into the Little Lehigh, just upstream from the drinking water plant.