Statewide Drought Watch

To all customers of the Lansford-Coaldale Joint Water Authority: The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) declared a Statewide Drought Watch on June 15, 2023 which includes Carbon and Schuylkill County . Residents and businesses are encouraged to reduce their nonessential water use by 5 to 10%, or a reduction of three to six gallons of water per day through voluntary conservation measures.

Ways to Conserve Water at Home

There are many ways to conserve water at home, including:

  • Run the dishwasher and washing machine less often, and only with full loads.
  • Don't let the faucet run while brushing your teeth or shaving. Take shorter showers. For example, consider not washing your hair daily.
  • Water your lawn only if necessary. Avoid watering on windy and hot days. Watering grass lightly and efficiently will encourage healthier, deeper grass roots. Overwatering is wasteful, encourages fungal growth and disease, and results in shallow, compacted root systems that are more susceptible to drought.
  • When mowing your lawn, set the blades 2-3 inches high. Longer grass shades the soil, improving moisture retention.
  • Water your garden less often. If necessary, water only in the cooler evening or morning hours, and direct the water to the ground at the base of the plant. Focus on new plantings, which have shallow root systems. Older plants may endure dry conditions longer.
  • Skip the car washing. If you have to wash your car, it's better environmentally to go to a drive-through car wash that recycles the water.
  • Sweep your sidewalk, deck, or driveway, instead of hosing it off.
  • Check for and repair household leaks. For example, a leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons of water daily.
  • Set up a rain barrel to be ready to repurpose rain when it does fall. Or just set out a bucket to capture water in the event of rain, and reuse it to water plants or the bird bath.


Welcome to the Lansford - Coaldale Joint Water Authority.

The LCJWA informational website was created to help our customers learn more about one of our most important public assets, clean and affordable potable water that meets or exceeds all water quality standards.

The LCJWA is dedicated to providing customers with an adequate supply of safe, high-quality drinking water at exceptional value.  We remain committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of our customers and employees. LCJWA is responsive to the needs of its ratepayers and community. We are dedicated to operating a pro-active and efficient water utility that preserves and protects critical drinking water infrastructure and natural resources for future generations.

The 2022 Annual Drinking Water Report is now out.

Click here to download The 2022 Annual Drinking Water Report (PDF).




2023 Hydrant Flushing Will Start On April 17, 2023 continuing through April 28, 2023

The Lansford - Coaldale Joint Water Authority would like to announce the flushing in water system to start April 17, 2023 through April 28, 2023.

Start time is 8:00 A.M. and end time is 3:00 P.M.

The flushing of hydrants may cause dirty or rusty water with low water pressure possible.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we provide the necessary maintenance on the system.

Application for Water Service and Permit is now available at Office or download today! Download the application here...

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Boil Advisory Guidelines

Click here to download and view the boil advisory guidelines

Pay Your Bill Online

If you would like to set up an account to pay your bill online, You may then pay your bill online.

Click here to pay your bill.


In case of Water Emergency a Water Authority Employee will be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

During regular business Hours call: LCJWA office: 1-570-645-3040

Non Business Hours: Carbon Communications Center: 1-800-452-1813
Schuylkill Communications Center: 1-570-668-6100