Cleveland Water is working to resolve reports of discoloration in the water for some eastside suburban communities. These include Beachwood, Garfield Heights, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, Moreland Hills, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, South Euclid, Warrensville, and Woodmere.
The water is safe to drink and use as normal. However, customers who experience discoloration should refrain from doing laundry since it may stain clothing. THERE IS NO BOIL ALERT IN EFFECT.
The discoloration of the water is a result of iron particles getting into the system from a sudden change in pressure and water flow due to a water main break and subsequent pump system repairs yesterday afternoon. Crews responded immediately yesterday and are continuing to flush hydrants today. Cleveland Water will continue to flush the system until the problem is resolved completely.