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All the Details on Drinking Water Week 2019


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

Monday, May 6: Customer Appreciation Day

Our Education & Outreach team will be celebrating our customers in the lobby of the Carl B. Stokes Utilities Building at 1201 Lakeside by giving away prizes and sharing important information.

Tuesday, May 7: Ask the Experts

Get your water treatment questions ready! We’ll be hosting a live Twitter chat with our water quality experts from noon to 1 p.m. Submit your questions by tagging @clevelandwater.

Wednesday, May 8: Join Us for a Drink

We’ll be on Public Square from noon to 6 p.m. with our Cleveland Water Buggy and Trivia Game. Join us for a “drink” of great tasting Cleveland Water in celebration of Drinking Water Week!

Saturday, May 11: Drinking Water Week Open House

Drinking Water Week culminates at our water treatment plant Open House! Join us from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our Baldwin Water Treatment Plant located near the intersection of Stokes Blvd. and MLK Jr. Dr.

Take advantage of the plant’s location across from Ambler and Rockefeller Parks and bike to the Open House using the Lake-to-Lakes bike trail. Bike racks will be on site. If you’re driving, enter from MLK Jr. Dr. and volunteers will direct you where to park.

View the Site Map

Then make your way to the registration tent to sign up for a free, guided tour of the treatment plant. Our knowledgeable staff will walk you through the water treatment process, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at exactly what it takes to get water from Lake Erie to your tap 24/7/365.

Tours involve considerable walking and standing. For your safety, we ask that all visitors wear comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes. Also, for safety and security, photography will be limited to designated areas with great views of the building and its distinct Palladian-style architecture.

In addition to the plant tour, you’ll find historical and engineering displays inside the plant where you can learn more about the history of Cleveland Water and the water treatment process. Our expert staff will be available to answer questions and provide additional information.

After your tour, check out the Activity Tent and Demonstration Area where you'll find face painting, caricature drawing, our Cleveland Water trivia game, demonstrations with repair and safety equipment, and arts and crafts. Enjoy refreshments from local food trucks and the Cleveland Water Buggy.

There will also be many local organizations on hand with family-friendly games, activities, educational exhibits, and demonstrations, including:

Cleveland EMS

Cleveland Dept. of Waste Collection

Public Safety Recruitment Team

CFD Smokehouse

Cleveland Water Pollution Control

Cleveland Dept. of Public Health

Cleveland Public Power

Cleveland Housing Network

Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

YWCA Greater Cleveland

Cleveland Metroparks Nature Tracks

Cleveland Housing Network

Cleveland Food Bank

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland

Cleveland Police Dept.

Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project

Greater Cleveland RTA

If you are interested in attending, there's still time to register for a tour