Winter weather will be here before you know it. And once temperatures drop, your water pipes and meter can be susceptible to freezing. Frozen pipes cause expensive, frustrating, and unnecessary damage.
Like many older water systems, some homes and businesses in the Cleveland Water System may have lead service lines or connections. To know the potential for lead in your home’s plumbing system, follow these steps.
Cleveland Water is lead-free when it leaves our treatment plants and our water mains are not made from lead. However, some older service lines and connections do contain lead. We proactively replace all lead city-owned service lines and connections during water main repair and replacement projects.
Cleveland Water has been regularly monitoring lead levels at customer’s taps since 1992 in compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and Ohio's Lead and Copper Rules. These rules require public water systems to monitor drinking water in homes that are known to have lead and copper in their plumbing systems. Monitoring ensures that our corrosion control techniques are successful at keeping lead from leaching into drinking water.
At Cleveland Water, we take the risks associated with lead in drinking water seriously. That is why we have optimized our water treatment process to help protect you and your family from the risks associated with lead pipes.
The Cleveland Water surge tank along the West Shoreway has been transformed into a dramatic addition to Cleveland’s public art scene. The culmination of almost two years of planning by Cleveland Water and LAND studio, the mural, titled “Walking on Water,” was completed by world-renowned artist Sam3 earlier this week.
Cleveland Water has been presented with the Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) which recognizes outstanding achievement in implementing the nationally recognized Attributes of Effective Utility Management.