Straight from the Tap

A More Advanced Way to Monitor the Great Lakes

Attendees at Great Lakes Adventure Week will be able to get up close and personal with a new environmental weather buoy on Friday, June 25 and Saturday June 26. A display featuring real-time data from a local buoy and information on how the data is utilized will be a part of the event at the Great Lakes Science Center.

Parade the Circle - Another Great One in the Books!

This past Saturday was the much anticipated 26th Annual Parade the Circle in University Circle and Circle Village. Despite the gloomy skies and rain, everyone enjoyed the colorful and artistic parade with its incredibly creative floats, puppets and costumes.

Kids and adults alike joined in our Jumping with Water hopscotch activity, learning important and healthy tap water tips along the way.

Getting to Know the Nottingham Water Treatment Plant

The Nottingham Water Treatment Plant is one of Cleveland Water’s four interconnected water treatment plants, built on seventy-seven acres of City owned property bounded by St. Clair Avenue, Chardon Road, the Nickel Plate Railroad and Euclid Creek. Nottingham was built to help meet increased demand spurred by a sudden growth in suburban residents on the east side in the 1940s.  Nottingham was placed into service in September 1951. The cost of building the plant, including the Intake extending several miles out into Lake Erie, was approximately $21 million.

Cleveland Water to Discuss Importance of Clean Water at PechaKucha

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 10th, the long awaited PechaKucha is taking place at the Music Box Supper Club from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Presented by Sustainable Cleveland, the event features 8 presentations on the topic of Clean Water. PechaKucha, Japanese for "chit-chat" and pronounced "peh-CHAK-chah", is a style of presenting where each person is allowed to show 20 images of their work and each image is pre-timed to 20 seconds.

Cleveland Water Celebrates National Public Works Week

On Thursday, May 21st, we joined Cleveland Water Pollution Control (WPC) along with students from the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD) and a number of other Cleveland organizations to celebrate National Public Works and Safety Week (NPWW). The students had a blast playing various educational games, seeing different demonstrations and equipment and ultimately being able to learn and appreciate the professions of public workers.

Portion of Jennings Road Closed for Street Restoration

Jennings Road was closed today from Gino Road north to Bradley Road so crews can complete the restoration of the road damaged by a water main break last week. In order to complete the repairs, crews will remove and replace a large section of concrete from the road and replace 350 feet of the sidewalk and curb.

In order ensure a safe work zone and notify motorists, City of Cleveland Traffic Engineering placed signs at Spring Road and at the bottom of Bradley Road. Crews will allow local access only for motorists to pass though the work zone while the repairs are being made.

Sunday’s Discolored Water for Eastern Suburbs No Cause for Concern

On Sunday, May 17th, we experienced a brief power outage at one of our eastern pump stations. As a result, some customers in Beachwood, Solon, Orange, Pepper Pike, Mayfield Heights and Woodmere experienced discolored water. Crews were dispatched and worked through the night to flush hydrants and help clear the water as quickly as possible. As of Monday morning, the water was back to normal and no further reports of discolored water were received.

Investing In Our Assets

We know a reliable supply of safe drinking water is critical to the success of our region. Northeast Ohio is blessed with a great and ample source of water – Lake Erie – but it takes a lot of work and infrastructure to deliver it to our 1.4 million customers. Cleveland, like most other older cities, is facing an inevitable aging of its infrastructure.

Cleveland Water welcomes new Public Utilities Director

We would like to welcome our new Cleveland Public Utilities Director Robert L. Davis. Director Davis was sworn in to office this week by Mayor Frank G. Jackson in the Red Room at Cleveland City Hall. He comes to us from Warren, Ohio where he served as Director of Utility Services for the past 14 years.  

Open House at Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant a Great Success on a Great Lake

On May 9th, Cleveland Water celebrated National Drinking Water Week by offering tours and activities for all at our oldest water treatment plant, Garrett A. Morgan. We were pleased to welcome nearly 2,000 people to learn firsthand how water gets from Lake Erie to homes and businesses!