Straight from the Tap

Join Cleveland Water to Celebrate National Drinking Water Week


Have you ever wondered how Cleveland Water travels from Lake Erie to your home?

In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, free tours of the Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant will be offered on Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us to learn what it takes to offer safe drinking water to our 1.4 million customers.

Initially started more than 35 years ago by the American Water Works Association, National Drinking Water Week is a unique opportunity for both water professionals and customers to unite in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives.

National Drinking Water Week was introduced to the U.S. government in 1988, forming a partnership with the League of Women Voters, the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators and the U.S. Environmental protection Agency. Afterwards, a week-long observance was declared for the first week of May, becoming known as National Drinking Water Week.

The following year, the National Drinking Water Alliance was formed of 15 non-profit educational, professional and public interest organizations. This enabled National Drinking Water Week to grow into widespread and committed participation throughout the U.S. and Canada, launching educational campaigns about America’s drinking water.

Appropriately enough, National Drinking Water Week heightens the initiatives of this year’s Sustainable Cleveland theme, “Clean Water,” by connecting people to their water resources. The Year of Clean Water also aims to connect people to their water resources in order to restore, conserve and protect these valuable assets.


Register for your plant tour below!


I teach fourth grade at the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland. Our curriculum as well as that of most Ohio fourth graders is Ohio History. We are planning an Ohio Expo for the end of the year program. One of the categories that a group chose to present is Ohio's water and how it is purified. Do you have any materials you could send us? The National Drinking Water Week tour sounds great, but unfortunately we cannot travel on Saturdays. If you can think of any ideas for me, please email me at above address or call at 216-971-9138. Thank you.

There are a few options Cleveland Water offers for group learning. One option is to schedule a Speaker’s Bureau presentation, in which one of our water experts would speak about a specific water-related topic. If interested, you may contact our Office of Special events: 216-664-2444 x5802.

Another option would be to schedule your own group tour at one of our water treatment plants at a later date. You may call our scheduling phone line to set up a time: 216-664-2444 X5641 .

Thank you for your interest!

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