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.
On October 27, Cleveland Water’s home protection programs currently administered by Dominion Products and Services, Inc. will be transferred to HomeServe USA Repair Management Corp. The transition will be seamless to customers enrolled in these programs, who will continue to receive great customer service and access to prompt and reliable repair services with HomeServe.
Proper hydration is absolutely essential for our overall health. Our bodies are about 60% water and the water we consume optimizes blood pressure, regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, moves waste out of the body, and aids in digestion. Drinking water is also one of the best things you can do for your smile!
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.