Water & Sewer

"The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of the Lehigh Valley is one of only three production facilities in the U.S. that is approved to use an alternative water treatment process due to the City of Bethlehem’s exceptional water quality that exceeds Coca-Cola’s stringent water specifications."

-Joe Brake
Vice President/General Manager
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
of the Lehigh Valley

Bethlehem residents have enjoyed municipal water service for more than 250 years since the Moravian founders built America’s first public waterworks on the Monocacy Creek in 1762.  Today, the Water & Sewer Resources Department provides drinking water to 35,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers, and sanitary sewer collection service for 25,000 customers.   Our service territory includes the City of Bethlehem plus portions of 10 surrounding municipalities in Northampton and Lehigh Counties with a total population of over 130,000.  Surface water sources in the Pocono Mountains contain 10 billion gallons of fresh water capacity and are surrounded by 23,000 acres of protected watershed.  We have ample capacity in both our water and sewer systems to meet the needs of our growing communities. 

The City takes great pride in the quality of water we serve our customers. In fact, Bethlehem’s water has been named the best tasting water in the Lehigh Valley in numerous taste tests.  Our water quality meets or exceeds all federal and state regulations. It is also “very soft” or low in hardness. This helps prolong the life of your plumbing, household appliances, and industrial equipment, while maintaining the softness of your clothes and skin 

A team of dedicated employees are committed to provide the highest quality services for our customers. Our efforts are recognized by our peers and federal and state authorities who have bestowed Bethlehem with awards and accolades. The City has been the recipient of the prestigious AWOP Award for six consecutive years which recognizes excellence in filtration plant performance


2016 Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Award

The City of Bethlehem received the 2016 Municipal Industrial Pretreatment Award from the Eastern Pennsylvania Water Pollution Control Operators Association.

The award recognizes excellence in the development and implementation of a municipal industrial pretreatment program.  The MIPP program is administered by a team of three city employees, all certified waste water operators.  The MIPP program is mandated by US EPA to monitor and control the discharge of significant levels of pollutants into the sanitary waste stream from large commercial and industrial customers.  35 companies in our service territory are currently included in the program.   MIPP staff inspect these facilities and collect unannounced samples of their discharge on a regular basis.  We maintain a close working relationship with these companies to ensure they meet their discharge limits and advise on process control technologies to reduce the level of pollutants discharged to the environment.

The City of Bethlehem’s drinking water surpasses all federal and state drinking water standards. The Consumer Confidence Report is a snapshot of the quality of the water that we provided last year. Included are details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.

The City of Bethlehem has certified to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission that this is an accurate electronic representation of the tariffs which are officially filed at the Commission. Users of electronic tariffs should note, however, that such tariffs are not the official documents, and users assume responsibility for reliance upon tariffs in electronic format.

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Public notification is a procedure used by public water suppliers to notify its consumers in the case of an emergency that makes the drinking water supply unsafe. Public notification procedures have been in place at the City of Bethlehem for many years but we have been updating and expanding our procedures to meet a mandate by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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4/3/17
F6-31,32,33 /S. Commerce Way, U.S. Postal Service, Township Line Rd.
F6-34,35,36 /Highland Ave., Santee Mill Rd.

4/4/17
F7-1 /Santee Mill Rd.
F6-37,38,39 /Township Line Rd., Highland Ave., U.S. Postal Service
F6-40,41 /United Parcel Service.

4/5/17
F6-42,43,44 /Highland Ave., Broadhead Rd., Rabold Cir.
F6-45,46 /Circuit City
E6-6 /Private

4/6/17
F6-47,48,49 /Broadhead Rd., Miller Cir. S., Miller Cir. N.
F6-50,51,52 /Kraft Refridgerated Storage Facility, Binney & Smith
F6-53,54 /Broadhead Rd.

4/7/17
F6-55,56 /Broadhead Rd.(Private) RPS Bldg.-Petrucci,
E6-7 /Opus-Beth. Crossings I
E7-1,2,3 /Opus Way-Beth. Crossings II

4/10/17
F7-2,3 /Broadhead Rd., Kraft Foods Storage
F6-57 /Kraft
H7-1,2,3,4 /Butztown Rd., East Blvd., Clermont St.
G7-8 /Nottingham Rd.

4/11/17
H7-5 /Butztown Rd.
G7-9,10,11 /West Blvd., Middle Rd.
G7-12,13 /Best Place

4/12/17
G7-14,15,16 /Thompson Ave., Holland Ave., Garret Rd.
G7-17,18,19 /East Blvd., Johnston Dr.

4/13/17
G7-20,21,22 /East Blvd., Patterson Dr., Chester Rd.
G7-23,24,25 /Barrett Dr., Lucas Dr., Markham Dr.

4/14/17
OFF

4/17/17
G7-26,27,28 /East Hill Dr., Johnston Dr.
G7-29,30,31 /Shakespeare Rd., Hastings Rd.

4/18/17
G7-32,33,34 /Hastings Rd., Brandon Rd., Ivanhoe Rd.
G7-35,36,37 /Avon Rd., Shakespeare Rd., Greenleaf St.

4/19/17
G7-38,39,40 /Shakespeare Rd., Westminster Rd.
G7-41,42,43 /Playground LG Stewart, Cornwall Rd. Edgehill Rd.

4/20/17
G7-44,45,46 /Lowell Rd., Clifton Ave., William Penn Highway
G7-47,48,49 /Hecktown Rd., Beth. Storage, Santee Rd.

4/21/17
G7-50,51,52 /Elder St., Starview Ln., Clifton Ave.,
G7-53,54,55 /Edna Terrace, Hecktown Rd.

4/24/17
G7-56,57,58 / Lewis Ave, Delong Ave.
G7-59,60 /Shelton Ave., Falcon Dr.
F7-4 /Linden St.

4/25/17
G7-61,62 /Falcon Dr., White Oak Circle
F7-5,6 /Red Oak Circle, Oakland Rd.
G7-63,64,65 /Santee Rd., Santee Dr., Ridon Ct.

4/26/17
G7-66,67,68 /Santee Rd., East Hills, Freedom Parking Lot
G7-69,70,71 /Transportation Building, Chester Rd., Oakland Square

4/27/17
G7-72 /Oakland Square Dr.
F7-7,8,9 /Hecktown Rd., Nazareth Pike, Highfield Dr.
F7-10,11 /Home Depot, Burger King (Beth. Square)

4/28/17
F7-12,13,14 /Beth. Square, Fornance Rd., Nijaro Rd.
F7-15,16,17 /Stanbridge Ct., Lenaire Rd., Ironstone Rd.

5/1/17
F7-18,19,20 /Gramercy Pl., Ironstone Rd., Tudor Ct.
F7-21,22,23 /Rambeau Rd., Nijaro Rd.

5/2/17
F7-24,25,26 /Pickwick Pl., Hecktown Rd.
F7-27,28,29 /Drighton Ct. (Private)

5/3/17
F7-30,31,32 /Margate Rd., Amherst Ct, (Private Apartment Bldgs.)
F7-33,34,35 /Hecktown Rd., Bowler Ct., (Old Heckman Farm House)

5/4/17
F7-36,37,38 /Gloucester Rd., Margate Rd., Fairfax Rd.,
F7-39,40,41 /Dundee Rd.

5/5/17
F7-42,43,44 /Darien Rd., Prescott Rd.,
F7-45,46,47 /Withee Ct., Margate Rd.

5/8/17
F7-48,49,50 /Drift Ct., Highfield Dr., Highfield Cir.,
F7-51,52 /
E7-4 /Broadhead Rd.

5/9/17
E7-5,6,7 /Manor Rd.,
E7-8 /Butztown Rd.,
F7-53 /Greenwood Dr.,
F8-1 /Conference Training Center.

5/10/17
F8-2,3,4 /Devonshire Rd., Greenwood Dr., Wellington Dr.,
F8-5,6,7 /Cul-de-sac, Pond Cir.

5/11/17
F8-8,9,10 /Wellington Dr., Greenpond Rd., NACC
F8-11,12,13 /Country Meadows
F8-14 /Greenpond Rd

5/12/17
F7-54,55 /Temple Ct.
G7-73,74,75 /Dartmouth Dr., Moravian Ct

5/15/17
G7-76,77,78 /Dartmouth Dr., Michigan Ct.
G7-79,80,81 /Skyline Dr., Timber Ln.

5/16/17
G8-1 /Skyline Dr.
G7-82,83,84 /Summit Ct., Valley View Dr., Shelton Ave.
G7-85,86 /William Penn Hwy.

5/17/17
G8-2,3,4 /Harvard Pl., Tenth St., Tamarind Dr.
G8-5,6,7 /Cypress Ln., Redwood Ct.

5/18/17
G8-8,9 /Brandies Ave.
F8-15,16,17 /Oakland Rd., Princeton Pl.
F8-18 /Cornell Dr.

5/19/17
G8-10,11 /Oakland Rd. Park Pl.
F8-19 /Park Rd.
J6-1 /Center St.( Back in City)
G6-78 /Center St.
H6-1 /Macada Rd.

5/22/17
H6-2,3,4 /Center St., Flagstone Dr.
H6-5 /Flagstone Dr.
G6-79 /Barclay Dr.
H6-6 /Buckingham Dr.

5/23/17
H6-7,8,9 /Bridle Path Rd., Briarwood Pl.
H6-10,11,12 /Bridle Path Pl., Main St.

5/24/17
H6-13,14,15 /E. Moreland Ave., Overlook Dr.
H6-16,17,18 /Wharton Ln., Woodlark Cir.

5/25/17
H6-19,20,21 /E. Moreland Ave., Illicks Mill Rd., Center St., First Presb. Church
H6-22,23,24 /Kirkland Village

5/26/17
G6-80,81 /Linden St., Barnsdale Rd.
H6-25 /Wafford Ln.
G6-82,83 /Barnsdale Rd., Barclay Dr.
H6-26 /Linden St.

5/29/17
OFF

5/30/17
H6-27,28 /Langhorne Dr., Lark Ct. South
H7-6 /Lark Ct.
H6-29,30 Westbury Cir. ,Greenhouse Dr.
H7-7,7A /Westbury Dr., Lynnhurst Pl.

5/31/17
H7-8,9,10 /Lynnhurst Cir., West Blvd., Barry Dr.
H7-11,12,13 /Lafayette Ave., Covington Pl.

6/1/17
H7-14,15,16 /Lansdale Ave., Lynnhurst Dr.
H7-17 /West Blvd.
H6-31 /Henderson Pl.
H7-18 /Lincoln Ct. ( Spring Garden Apts.)

6/2/17
H7-19,20,21 /Lafayette Ave., Covington Ave., West Blvd.
H7-22,23,24 /South Blvd.

6/5/17
H7-25,26,27,27A /East Blvd., Easton Ave., Clermont St., Siegfried St.
H7-28,29,30 /Rodgers St., North Blvd.

6/6/17
H7-31,32,33 /Brown St., Highpoint Dr., North Blvd.
H7-34,35,36 /East Blvd., Levering Pl., Boyd St.

6/7/17
H7-37,38,39 /Lansdale Ave., Levering Pl., Clermont St.
H7-40,41,42 /Callone Ave., Windsor Rd., Hopewell Rd.

6/8/17
H7-43,44,45 /Nottingham Rd. (Cul de Sac), Windsor Pl., Hopewell Rd.
H7-46,47,48 /Hopewell Cir., Easton Ave. (Willow Pk. Plaza).

6/9/17
H7-49,50 /Bethlehem Twp. Easton Ave. (Aldi’s), Willow Park Plaza
H7-51,52 /Willow Park Rd., James St.
H7-53,54 /5th St., 7th St.

6/12/17
H8-1 /Fifteenth St.
H7-55,56,57 /Fourth St., 6th St.
H7-58,59 /Brader St.

6/13/17
H7-60,61,62 /(Cul de sac w/ no name).6th St., Fifth St.
H8-2,3,4 /Allen St., 9th St., Klein St.

6/14/17
H8-5 /Brader St.
G8-12,13,14 /Tenth St., Suncrest Ln.
G8-15,16 /Coleman St., Fourteenth St.

6/15/17
G8-17 /Orth St.
G7-87,88,89 /Spear St., John St., Trythall St.
G7-90,90A/Trythall St., Griener St.
H8-6 /Twelfth St.

6/16/17
G8-18 /Carter Rd.
H8-7,8,9 /Thirteenth St., Fifteenth St., Oliver Ave.
G8-19,20 /Washington St.

6/19/17
H8-10,11,12 /Bigal Ct., Klein St., Brader St.
H8-13,14,15 /Klein St., Thirteenth St.

6/20/17
H8-16,17,18 /Jenna Ct., Thirteenth St., Pembroke Pl.
H8-19,20,21 /Alder Rd., Cypress Ct., Alder Rd.

6/21/17
H8-22,23,24 /Alder Rd., Cherry Blossom Ct., Cherry Blossom S.
H8-25,26,27 /Tamarack Trail, Aspen Ct., Tamarack Ct.

6/22/17
H8-28,29,30 /Washington St., Turner St., Sugar Maple Ln.,
H8-31,32,33 /Fifteenth St., Fourteenth St.

6/23/17
H8-34,35,36, /Thirteenth St., Linden St.,Twelfth St.
H8-37,38,38A /Eighth St., Linden St., Fifth St.
H7-63 /Fifth St.

6/26/17
H7-64,65, /Linden St., Third St.
H7-66,67,68 /Willow Pk. Rd., Second St., Washington St.
J7-1 /Coolige St.

6/27/17
J7-2 /Lindberg Rd.
H8-39,40,41 /Washington St., Hampton Rd., Birch Dr.,
H8-42,43 Kenrick Dr., Ginger Ln.

6/28/17
H8-44,45,46 /Kenrick Dr., Washington St., Hampton Rd.
H8-47,48,49 /Kenrick Dr., Washington St., Hampton Rd.

6/29/17
H8-50,51,52 /Shannon Ave., Pinel Ln., Hampton Rd.
H8-53,54,55 /Washington St., Tenth St., Seventh St.

6/30/17
J8-1,2,3 /Eleventh St., Lehigh St.
J8-4,5,6 /Meadow Ln., Timothy Ln.

7/3/17
J8-7,8,9 /Seventh St., Wilson Ave., Pheasant Ln.
J8-10,11,12 /Seventh St., Quarry Dr., Sixth St.

7/4/17
OFF

7/5/17
J8-13 /Sixth St.
J7-3,4,5 /Lindberg Rd., Wilson St., Second St.
J8-14 /Wilson St.
J7-6 /Rim Rd.

7/6/17
J6-2,3,4 /Linden St., Hamilton Ave. (Carver House)
J6-5,6,7 /Roth St., Madison Ave.

7/7/17
J6-8,9 /Madison Ave., Washington Ave., Center St.
J6-10,11 /Melrose Ave.
H6-32,33 /Linden St., Elmhurst Ave.

7/10/17
H6-34,35,36 /Linden St., Woodcrest Ave., Concord Ave.
H6-37,38,39 /Elmhurst Ave., Forrest Ave.

7/11/17
H6-40,41,42 /Greenwood Ave., Vera Circle, Concord Ave.
H6-43,44,45 /Forrest Ave.

7/12/17
H6-46,47 /Kemmerer St., Huntington St.
H6-48,49 /Henderson St.
J6-12,13 /Edgeboro Blvd., Cloverleaf St. East

7/13/17
J6-14,15,16 /Melrose Ave., Arlington St., Edgeboro Blvd.
J6-17,18,19 /Sycamore St., Easton Ave.

7/14/17
J6-20,21 /Easton Ave., Kemmerer St.
J6-22,23 /Nicholas St., Snyder St.
J7-7 /Major St.
J6-24,25 /Arlington St.

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Department of Water & Sewer Resources
10 E. Church Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018


Director
Edward J. Boscola, P.E.
610-865-7207


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610-865-7077
Billing inquiries:
610-865-7070
custserv@bethlehem-pa.gov
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