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|