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The City of Bethlehem is actively working with government agencies, hospitals, schools, and businesses to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the Bethlehem Health Bureau’s coronavirus page for the most current information, best practices, and resources.

Based on Governor Wolf’s “Stay at Home” order issued for Northampton and Lehigh Counties, Bethlehem City Hall will be closed to the public effective 4:30 pm today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until further notice.
 
City Hall will remain operational but closed to the public. City employees will be available to assist residents via phone, email and website.

Bethlehem residents concerned with businesses operating in violation of the shutdown, are requested to call the Bethlehem Service Center at 610-865-7000. Do not call 911 for this issue.

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The City of Bethlehem provides drinking water to residents and businesses in the City and all or portions of ten surrounding Municipalities and includes 36,000 metered accounts. The city’s reservoirs in the Pocono Mountains have a total storage capacity of 10 billion gallons of water. Average consumption equals 15 million gallons per day. The water distribution system consists of 1 filtration plant, 500 miles of water main, 5 pump stations, and 7 storage tanks.
 
The City provides waste water collection and treatment services for all inside-city customers and includes 25,000 accounts. The city also provides bulk collection and treatment services for all or parts of eleven surrounding Municipalities. Average wastewater treatment plant flow equals 10 million gallons per day. The collection and treatment system consists of 250 miles of sewer main, 6 lift stations, and 1 wastewater treatment plant.

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