Straight from the Tap

All the Details on Drinking Water Week 2018

04/20/2018

In celebration of this year’s #DrinkingWaterWeek, a national event recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives, Cleveland Water has planned a full week of activities and outreach efforts to celebrate with our customers.

Monday. May 7: Customer Appreciation Day

Our Education & Outreach team will be hanging out in the lobby of the Carl B. Stokes Building at 1201 Lakeside giving away prizes and sharing important information.

Tuesday, May 8: Social Media Giveaways      

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We’ll be giving away Cleveland Water swag throughout the day. You won’t want to miss it!

Wednesday, May 9: Join Us for a Drink after Work

From 4:30 to 7:30 we’ll be E. 4th St. and Euclid Ave. with our Cleveland Water Buggy and Trivia Game. Join us for a “drink” of great tasting Cleveland Water in celebration of Drinking Water Week!

Thursday. May 10: Ask the Experts

Get your water treatment questions ready! We’ll be hosting a live Twitter chat from 12-1 with our water quality experts. Submit your questions by tagging us @ClevelandWater.

Friday, May 11: Meet Team Morgan

We'll be sharing interviews with some of the dedicated employees who work at the Morgan Water Treatment Plant. Get to know the people who make sure you have safe, quality water delivered when and where you need it.

Saturday, May 12: Open House

Drinking Water Week culminates in our annual Open House! Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant located at 1245 West 45th St. where the Detroit Shoreway and Ohio City neighborhoods meet.

Take advantage of the plant’s location along the Cleveland Memorial Shoreway and bike to the Open House using the new Lakefront West multipurpose trail! You can take in the incredible views of the plant, Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland from the overlook along the trail.

If you’re driving, volunteers will direct you where to park as you arrive. Then, make your way to the registration tent to sign up for a free, guided tour of the treatment plant. Our expert staff will walk you through the entire water treatment process, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at exactly what it takes to get your water from lake to tap 24/7/365.

Your tour will end at the treatment plant pump station. Here is where you’ll be able to learn the fascinating history behind the plant’s namesake - African American inventor and entrepreneur Garrett A. Morgan.

After your tour, check out our Activities Tent. We’ll have face painting, our Cleveland Water trivia game, and demonstrations of our pipe repair equipment. Other local organizations will be on hand with family-friendly games, educational exhibits, and hands-on displays. You can also enjoy a bite to eat and refreshments from local food trucks and the Cleveland Water Buggy. Exhibitors include:

Cleveland EMS Cleveland Dept. of Waste Collection Cleveland Public Power
Cleveland Health Mobile Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Cleveland Fire Dept. Smokehouse
Classic Kettle Corn CPD 2nd District Community Service Unit Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
B&M Bar-B-Que Cleveland Metroparks Nature Tracks Surge Tank Mural Designs
Touch Supper Truck Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Cleveland Water Pollution Control
  Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project  

There is still time to register for a tour. If you are interested in attending and would like to see how your water gets from the lake to your home, register today

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