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Long’s Ecowater breaks ground for new facility in South Whitehall


Special to The Press

Summer weather is always unpredictable.

Rain and sunshine constantly battle for the domination of the sky.

The contest more often ends in a stalemate, with overcast skies and intermittent rays of sunshine.

But sunshine won out June 8 above Hausman Road, South Whitehall, as Long’s Ecowater unveiled the new site for its offices.

Employees, owners, construction workers, architects, and family gathered at 8 a.m. to hear about the new site for the business.

The new 5,600-square-foot building will replace the old offices located two miles north of the construction site.

The property was purchased from an old client of the company in 2007 and co-owners Jim Carroll and Scott Warrick finally decided how it was to be used.

The new site is better because of the traffic coming from both directions of Route 309 and once complete, all offices and services provided by the company will be under one roof.

Long’s Ecowater has been serving eastern Pennsylvania since 1949, with most of its customers residing in the Lehigh and Northampton counties.

The company offers water softeners and heaters, while also providing water treatment services to any containments that might be found in a facility’s water supply.

Long’s prides itself on providing quality drinking water for residential housing and restaurants in the greater area.

With its 10 staff members, Long’s Ecowater has a combined 150 years of water treatment experience.

But the new building site is not the only thing that the company has to celebrate.

Co-owners Carroll and Warrick are commemorating their 25-year partnership that has led to the company’s success over the years.

“We have been through a lot,” Carroll said at the ceremony. “We’ve seen the horrors of 9/11, the 2008 recession, and more recently the global pandemic. But we’ve made it through, and we will continue to give only our best!”

The construction of the new headquarters will be overseen by Jerdon Construction.

Their projects have included notable buildings such as the Six Street Shelter, the Lehigh Valley Health Network pain management office, and the Prime Steakhouse in Bethlehem.

Jerdon Construction assures Long’s Ecowater the new offices will have a more modern aesthetic to the building’s architecture.

Construction is expected to be completed by November or December.

As his speech ended, Carroll and Warrick, along with representatives from Jerdon Construction, grabbed one of the four shovels and officially began construction.

The ceremony ended with a blessing and prayer from the minister of Carroll’s church.

To learn more about Long’s Ecowater, go to longsecowater.com or call 610-609-8665.

PRESS PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER BOUCHER Jim Carroll (left) and Scott Warrick (right) are the co-owners of Long's Ecowater. This year marks their 25th year working as partners in the water treatment services company.
Management of Long's Ecowater and representatives of Jerdon Construction take the first shovelful for the new Long's Ecowater building site.
The entire Long's Ecowater family gathered on the morning of June 8 for the official start of construction.
PRESS PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER BOUCHER Long's Ecowater's new facilities will be located off Route 309 North. The 5,600-square-foot property is scheduled to be completed by late 2022.