Straight from the Tap

How to Control Summer Water Use


Warm weather usually means increased water use for our customers. When temperatures are higher in the spring and summer, we tend to do more of the activities that use water such as gardening, filling our pools, running sprinklers, and taking extra showers.

More water use means an increase in your water bill but there are ways you can conserve water and control your costs. The first step is to understand how much water you use by tracking your usage with the Cleveland Water web portal.

Signing up for the portal is as simple as 1-2-3:

1. Go to and click on the “Enroll Now” button

2. Create your profile by entering your water account information and answering a few questions for security purposes

3. Verify your account by clicking on the link sent to the email address you registered with

Once logged in, you’ll be able to view your actual water usage by the day, or even by the hour. Having this data at your fingertips can save you water and money. You can make adjustments based on when and how much water you’re using or quickly spot a potential issue. For example, if there is an unusual spike in your water usage or continuous usage is showing at times when you aren't using water it could be the sign of a leak.

You can also manage your billing account online with the portal. Schedule payments in advance or sign up to receive text and email reminders so your daily responsibilities don't have to interfere with your summer fun. 

For more tips on ways to conserve water during the spring and summer, click here.