Straight from the Tap

First Days of Summer on Lake Erie are Stratifying

Last week while monitoring sensors on Cleveland Water’s two buoys in Lake Erie, our staff noticed a downwelling event. Water temperature shifts like this can result in adjustments to the treatment process at our plants in order to maintain the quality and consistency of the water coming from your tap.

Why You Shouldn't Drink Water from a Garden Hose (and When You Can)

Hot summer days call for outdoor hoses, sprinklers, and water balloons battles.

Cleveland Water would like to remind customers that commonly used outdoor faucets and garden hoses, especially those that pre-date 2014, are not meant to be used for drinking water. They may contain lead and/or be made from materials that easily leach chemicals into the water, especially when heated by the sun. In addition, garden hoses are usually left outside in unsanitary conditions, making them susceptible to bacteria growth.

Beat the Heat: How to Stay Hydrated

Proper hydration is absolutely essential for our overall health. Our bodies are about 60% water and the water we consume optimizes blood pressure, regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, moves waste out of the body, and aids in digestion.

Temperature of Lake Erie Equals Temperature of Tap Water

Did you notice that the water coming out of your tap was a little warmer today than it was a few days ago? You can thank summer and strong winds over Lake Erie for that.

How Your Water Heater Can Impact Your Water Quality

Cleveland Water takes great pride in delivering high-quality drinking water to your house. Homeowners also have an important role to play in maintaining drinking water quality all the way to the glass. It starts with maintaining your home’s own water system.

What to Know About Backflow Prevention

Cleveland Water works hard to make sure its customers consume safe, quality drinking water at all times. One way we do this is by regulating backflow. Backflow occurs when a drop in water pressure results in water from an unprotected cross connection to be pulled into your plumbing.

Learn How You Can Save Money FIlling Your Pool This Season

Now that summer seems to have actually made it to Northeast Ohio, you’re probably getting your pool ready as quickly as possible in order to stay cool. In case you didn’t already know, Cleveland Water allows customers to fill pools from a hydrant in order to help save money.

To fill your pool using a hydrant, you’ll need to obtain a hydrant permit by presenting the following items to our Permits and Sales Department:

     •  The address of the hydrant or the address of the dwelling closest to the hydrant,

New Online Tool Helps Cleveland Water Collect Important Lead Data

At Cleveland Water, we know what the value of having a reliable supply of safe drinking water means to the 1.4 million customers we serve. As part of our commitment to provide a safe and reliable product, we want to make sure the water you are receiving is of the safest and highest quality. That is why we have created a new online tool that will help us better target existing efforts to proactively address lead in the water distribution system.

Know What’s Below, Call Before You Dig

Warmer months often mean time for home renovations and improvements. There is one simple precaution you should take before digging underground on your property – know what’s below, call before you dig.

How to be Water (and Wallet) Smart this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and the warm weather usually means increased water use for our customers. If you’re planning on opening your pool or doing some yard work, you’ll want to check out the money-saving tips below.

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