Straight from the Tap

Learn How You Can Save Before You Fill Your Pool


Now that summer seems to have actually made it to Northeast Ohio, you’re probably getting your pool ready as quickly as possible in order to stay cool. In case you didn’t know, Cleveland Water allows customers to fill pools from a hydrant in order to help save money.

To fill your pool using a hydrant, you’ll need to obtain a hydrant permit by presenting the following items to our Permits and Sales Department:

  • The address of the hydrant or the address of the dwelling closest to the hydrant,
  • Written permission from your local fire department, and
  • The number of gallons needed or the depth, width, and shape of the pool.

Once these items are presented, you’ll be given the price for the permit based on your specific water needs.   

If you choose to fill your pool directly from your domestic/main water supply, the additional usage will reflect on your water and/or sewer bills.  The usage will not be discounted unless you are enrolled in a discount program provided by your sewer provider.

Click here for more information on how to obtain your hydrant permit and stay cool this summer!