Straight from the Tap

Spring 2019 SWMRP Awards Announced


As part of its $26 million annual capital investment in buried infrastructure, Cleveland Water twice annually awards funding for water main projects in direct service suburban cities through the Suburban Water Main Renewal Program (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 in 2007, Cleveland Water has facilitated substantial improvements to the water infrastructure throughout the 36 participating communities. To date, over $136 million has been invested in water main renewal and replacement.

Before Cleveland Water launched the SWMRP in partnership with the Suburban Water Council of Governments, suburban governments owned water mains smaller than 20 inches in their respective communities. While Cleveland Water was responsible for 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 funding for sewer or roadway projects that are done simultaneously with the water main work.

Community   Street   Boundaries   CWD Funding (Est.)
Euclid   Monterrey Rd.   E. 185th St. to E. 200th St.   $759,677
Garfield Heights   East 90th St.   Reed Ave. to Garfield Blvd.   $254,030
Garfield Heights   East 115th St.   Edgepark Dr. to Wallingford Ave.   $332,220
Garfield Heights   Shadyoak Blvd.   Turney Rd to E. 122nd St.   $178,660
Garfield Heights   Wadsworth Ave.   Turney Rd. to E. 110th St.   $312,680
Lyndhurst   Haverston Rd.   Dorsett Rd. to Rae Rd.   $329,406
Maple Heights   Hollywood Ave.   Maple Hts. Blvd. to Waterbury Ave.   $757,032
Maple Heights   Mapleboro Ave.   West Blvd. to Clement Ave.   $365,061
Parma   Brookdale Ave.   State Rd. to W. 24th St.   $926,600
Parma   Fortune Ave.   State Rd. to W. 24th St.   $927,165
Parma   Grovewood Ave.   State Rd. to W. 24th St.   $925,188
Rocky River   Collver Rd.   Frazier Dr. to Argyle Oval   $163,500
Rocky River   Morewood Pkwy.   Wagar Rd. to Railroad   $785,100
Rocky River   Oak Rd.   Frazier Dr. to Argyle Oval   $172,500