Straight from the Tap

Cleveland Water Participates in the One Simple Act Waste Reduction Challenge

On Thursday, August 6th, Mayor Jackson’s Office of Sustainability launched the One Simple Act Waste Reduction Challenge for City employees. Multiple departments took on the challenge, including Cleveland Water, with the goal of understanding the difference between recycling and trash and applying it in the workplace. The challenge will last the whole month of August. The winning team will get a catered lunch with Mayor Jackson, recognition at the annual Sustainability Summit and a prize pack of great waste reduction tools.

No Local Concerns Despite Recent News About Algal Blooms

Recent news about algae in the Western Basin of Lake Erie has raised some questions about the possibility of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) locally. The overall health and well-being of Lake Erie is a critical piece of the Cleveland Water system. As such, what happens anywhere in the Lake, and with our neighboring systems, is important to us.

Cleveland Water in Your Community

This past weekend was a busy one for our special events staff and water buggy. We were happy to have been a part of such wonderful events and had the chance to connect with the communities in all different parts of town.

Here’s a recap of the festivals from this weekend:

The Soul of Buckeye Festival kicked off the weekend Friday evening at the Art and Soul Park on East 118th and Buckeye. It featured jazz ensembles, food, a biergarten, and various vendors.

Make Sure Your Water Is There When You Need It, Never Open Fire Hydrants!

When the weather is extremely hot, some residents take it upon themselves to open hydrants in an effort to beat the heat. While we agree that Cleveland Water is cool and refreshing, opening hydrants can be dangerous, costly and a big waste of a valuable resource. Often, this illegal activity results in serious injuries and sometimes even death. 

Fun Mid-Summer Community Events Make Everyone Happy!

Lots of fun was had at the 12th Annual Family Unity in the Park event at Luke Easter Park, this past Saturday! A large health fair was part of the event, with Cleveland Clinic offering free screening services for blood pressure, diabetes and more for adults. A kiddie park was also on site for younger children (which sounds much more enjoyable). Throughout the day, live performances by nationally and locally acclaimed artists entertained the masses.

Water Quality Makes a Difference

One of the biggest responsibilities for Cleveland Water, if not the biggest, is to produce high quality and great tasting water to our customers. One of the main people whose job it is to ensure this happens  is Scott Moegling, Water Quality Manager for Cleveland Water. We had the opportunity to sit down with Scott and speak with him for a few minutes to find out a little about him and what he is responsible for.

REPAIR UPDATE - East 49th Street and Harvard Avenue Water Main Break

UPDATE: The old water main was removed and the new pipe was installed and put back in service by 6pm, Thursday evening. The sidewalk and bus pad will need to be replaced and the street restoration will begin today and proceed through next week. We will continue to post updates on the street restoration process as it moves forward.


Staying cool for summertime fun time!

Summertime – the time of year we have all been waiting for! It is time for warm weather, cookouts and picnics, vacations, and getting the chance to do some of our favorite outdoor activities like biking, swimming and gardening. It’s all fun and games…until…we realize we’ve been in the sun all day without protecting ourselves from sun burn or heat stroke. As a result, we find our days of fun in the sun ending with trips to the emergency room.

Show your love for Cleveland tap water

Have you seen the poll on Eight plus hours in and tap water’s still in the lead!

Here’s another reason to #tapintoit …$0.82

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Spray basins are a great way to keep cool during the heat of summer

The City of Cleveland’s spray basins are a great, inexpensive, and safe way to stay cool this summer! Located throughout the city, spray basins are large sprinklers that spray water on a continuous basis. They run Monday through Sunday from 12 to 6pm when temperatures are 80 degrees or higher.