Cleveland Water has awarded over $7 million in funding to 15 water main replacement projects in 7 communities through it's Suburban Water Main Renewal Program (SWMRP).
As part of its $26 million annual capital investment in buried infrastructure, Cleveland Water biannually awards funding for water main renewal and replacement projects in direct service suburban cities through the SWMRP.
The SWMRP provides these suburbs with a mechanism to have their water mains replaced at no direct cost to them. Since the program’s inception, Cleveland Water has facilitated substantial improvements to the water infrastructure throughout the 35 participating communities. To date, over $130 million has been invested in water main renewal and replacement.
In 2007, Cleveland Water partnered with the Suburban Water Council of Governments to launch the SWMRP in order to renew local water mains in direct service suburbs.
Before Cleveland Water instituted this program, suburban governments owned water mains smaller than 20 inches in their respective communities. While Cleveland Water was responsible for the maintenance and repair of broken mains, suburban communities were financially responsible for replacing or rehabilitating the infrastructure.
To join the program, suburbs must enter into a restated Water Service Agreement (WSA) that transfers ownership of their distribution system to Cleveland Water. Cleveland Water then takes over the responsibility of making capital improvements to the water distribution system in those suburbs. Accordingly, we have committed capital funds to finance water main projects under the program.
Twice each year, eligible suburbs can submit applications for proposed projects in their community. Projects are chosen based on an objective scoring model.
While Cleveland Water provides project funding and oversight, each local suburb usually manages the design and construction process. SWMRP funds are often used to leverage additional Ohio Public Works Commission funding for sewer or roadway projects that are done simultaneously with the water main work.
The following projects were awarding SWMRP funding for Fall 2018. A full list of 2018 project awards can be seen here.
|Beachwood||Campus Rd.||Green Rd. to Cedar Rd.||$381,452|
|Euclid||East 206th St.||East 200th St. to Edgecliff Blvd.||$435,615|
|Euclid||Drakefield Ave.||East 260th St. to East 272nd St.||$739,320|
|Euclid||Goller Ave.||East 200th St. to East 216th St.||$811,132|
|Maple Heights||Krems Ave.||East 141st St. to East 146th St.||$495,149|
|Newburgh Heights||East 42nd St.||Arlington Ave. to Bridgeview Ave.||$117,520|
|Newburgh Heights||East 41st St.||Alpha Ave. to Bridgeview Ave.||$272,790|
|Newburgh Heights||East 43rd St.||Bridgeview Ave. to Washington Park Blvd.||$133,800|
|Newburgh Heights||Alpha Ave.||Washington Park Blvd. to E. 42nd St.||$321,490|
|Pepper Pike||Edgewood Rd.||Entire length||$528,000|
|Rocky River||Story Rd.||Wooster Rd. to City Limit||$852,040|
|Rocky River||Shoreland Ave.||Hampton Rd. to Wooster Rd.||$525,640|
|Rocky River||Struhar Dr.||Hilliard Blvd. to Jamestown Dr.||$524,620|
|Shaker Heights||Avalon Rd.||Fernway Rd. to Van Aken Blvd.||$523,428|
|Shaker Heights||Strathavon Rd.||Lomond Blvd. to Scottsdale Blvd.||$456,420|