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REPAIR UPDATE - East 49th Street and Harvard Avenue Water Main Break


UPDATE: The old water main was removed and the new pipe was installed and put back in service by 6pm, Thursday evening. The sidewalk and bus pad will need to be replaced and the street restoration will begin today and proceed through next week. We will continue to post updates on the street restoration process as it moves forward.


TRAFFIC UPDATE : Both exit ramps off 77S at Harvard exit are now open, with one lane open in each direction (one eastbound, one westbound) on Harvard Rd.

 Access to Washington Park Blvd is open, but E. 49th will remain closed until further notice. Motorists should expect delays and use caution driving, as our crews are still working in the area.

**Water pressure has been restored and our crews are flushing hydrants to clear up the water.


July 7, 2015 – Cleveland Water crews are in the process of making repairs to a break on a 24- inch, cast iron, water main installed in 1949 on East 49th and Harvard Avenue. The break was reported yesterday at approximately 3 pm.

At this time, repair crews have located and isolated the break. As a result, residents and businesses are experiencing low water pressure.

There is no need for concern of the quality of water. THERE IS NO BOIL ADVISORY. The water is safe to drink and use as normal.

Crews are working to improve pressure to affected customers in the area by bringing water from another plant while simultaneously working to repair the break. There is currently no estimated time for completion of repairs.

As updates become available, we will post them on our blog at, Facebook and Twitter.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.