UPDATE 9/30/18: Cleveland Water crews have completed repairs on the 30-inch transmission main. East 55th Street between Quincy and Scovill Avenues is anticipated to reopen to two-way traffic this evening with one lane in each direction. Street restoration work still needs to be completed. Once AT&T completes repairs to their ducts, Cleveland Water will complete the street restoration.
Cleveland Water maintains and supplies water to approximately 75,000 fire hydrants in our service area. To ensure they’re all functioning properly, we rely on the annual hydrant flushing efforts of local fire departments.
It’s officially fall! Which means the backyard barbeques and runs through the sprinkler are winding down and instead, the pool is getting drained and patio furniture stored away. Fall is also the time to prep your lawn and garden for the cold winter months ahead. Here are a few tips to keep your lawn and garden in shape while staying water-smart.
September 18 is World Water Monitoring Day, an initiative designed to inspire people around the world to educate themselves about their local water quality and encourage action to protect water sources. Over the last few months, we’ve featured how Cleveland Water’s monitoring buoys in Lake Erie and sondes in our water intakes continuously monitor source water conditions.
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.