Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania - a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. Today Bethlehem is experiencing an economic and cultural renaissance promising a future as bright as the city's past.
The City of Bethlehem Water and Sewer Resources Department will be collecting drinking water samples this summer from a select group of residential customers in order to comply with the “Lead and Copper Rule” sampling plan which is part of EPA and PaDEP regulations.
May 9-13 & May 16-20
|Recycling Date||Yard Waste Date|
|May 9||May 16|
|May 10||May 17|
|May 11||May 18|
|May 12||May 19|
|May 13||May 20|
|May 16||May 9|
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|May 20||May 13|
The posted City of Bethlehem Street Sweeping Program is in effect from April 1st through October 31st. The program has been designed to facilitate the removal of dirt/debris/refuse from all roadways within the City. The regularly scheduled street sweeping routes that are main thoroughfares in the City are posted with “No Parking” signs alerting motorists of parking restrictions for a given day and times. Vehicles must be kept off these posted streets to allow for affective street cleaning. Please be aware of these restrictions to avoid receiving a parking violation/fine.
Outside the posted streets, the City is divided into sweeping districts that are not posted and are typically swept at least two (2) times a season as resources and weather allow. During typical planned street sweeping activities, the sweepers will operate on a Tuesday through Friday schedule between 7:30 am and 2:00 pm, with operations on posted streets generally occurring between 7:30 am and 10:00 am/2:00 pm. Three (3) sweepers are typically deployed with two (2) assigned to completing the posted streets within the indicated posted times. Upon completion of all posted streets for each day’s operation, the sweepers allocated to those streets will join the third active sweeper in completing assigned sweeping districts designated for that particular day. There are currently 90 districts for street sweeping. The map is located on the City website, here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Department of Public Works at (610) 865-7053.
The Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule is available online.
Bethlehem recently completed a Trail Study, “Beth Connect: A Trail Study”, to outline a program to build on the existing trail network in and around Bethlehem by closing trail gaps, and by connecting Bethlehem’s trails to destinations outside of the City and to larger trail networks. The study suggests ways to promote recreation and cultural amenities through the trail network and to enhance the vibrancy of neighborhoods and businesses in and around the trail network. Goals of the Study include:
In light of recent events in Flint Michigan regarding elevated lead levels in their drinking water, we believe it is important to inform Bethlehem’s water customers of our Lead and Copper monitoring program.Read more...
Over the course of the last year, the City of Bethlehem has had open dialogue with the city's independent waste haulers and residence to collaboratively find solutions to the city's garbage collection system. This dialogue has led the City to test a zoned pick up system, starting in South Bethlehem, where the majority of trash related complaints have being received. The City of Bethlehem truly feels that this is a step in the right direction to address this quality of life issue in our city.
The City of Bethlehem is excited to announce we are now conducting Special Activity Meetings in Town Hall the second Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. A representative from each department will be present to answer questions or address any issues you may have about your Special event (parades, walks/runs, festivals, etc.).
Anyone may attend but we do ask that if your event is new, you must attend at least one of these meetings.
We want your event to be a success and attendance at one of these meetings ensures you will receive the necessary information.
If possible, please RSVP with Judith Stiles at 610-865-7079.