Straight from the Tap

What is Hard Water and Should You Worry About It?

One of the many properties of water is hardness. Hardness is a measure of the amount of minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium, dissolved in water. The term hardness was originally applied to water that was hard to wash in, referring to how easy or hard it was for soap to create a lather. In short, the more calcium and magnesium in the water, the harder it is to make suds.

Strong Winds Bring Big Changes in Lake Erie

Over the last 24 hours, strong winds blowing from the northwest to the southeast over the Great Lakes has caused massive downwelling events and temperature swings.

From Great Water Comes Great Beer

After seeing the list of 30 participants in the initial Cleveland Brewery Passport program launched on July 2, some may wonder why there are so many brewpubs popping up in the #CLE.

Hydration for Kids 101

Back-to-school is a busy time of year for parents and kids. While the list of school supplies is seemingly endless, consider encouraging healthy habits by sending your kids back to school with a reusable water bottle.

Protecting Our Source Water: Actions to Reduce Plastic Waste

Protecting our shared natural resources that we all need to live – clean air, clean water, and healthy native habitats on land – is critical to creating and maintaining a robust economy and a good quality of life.

Connecting With Our Community Through Education

Cleveland Water’s Education and Outreach team is always looking for new ways to reach our customers. That’s why we offer educational programs for all ages.

Water in Beachwood is Safe to Drink

There is currently no boil alert or any other water alerts regarding consumption for the city of Beachwood. 

Deadline Extended for Cleveland STEP Applications

The deadline for applications for the 2018-19 Cleveland Student Technical Enrichment Program (STEP) has been extended to Tuesday, July 31! Apply today!

DO in H2O: How Low Dissolved Oxygen Creates a “Dead Zone”

Each summer, pockets of water with low levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) develop in areas of Lake Erie’s Central Basin, which stretches from Sandusky to Erie, PA.

DO in H2O: What is Dissolved Oxygen and How Does it Affect Your Water?

Have you ever set a glass of water on your bedside table only to take a drink out of it a few days later and think the water tastes “flat” or different? Chances are the water is missing dissolved oxygen. Dissolved oxygen (also called DO) is gaseous oxygen dissolved in water that you can’t see. Generally speaking, the more dissolved oxygen in the water the better it tastes.

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