Now that winter is here, Cleveland Water pipe repair crews have to battle the bitter cold temperatures as well as an increase in water main breaks. We experience an increase in breaks during the winter season because of the freeze and thaw process. Since we know this is coming, we take preventative measures throughout the year to try and reduce some of the breaks leading up to the winter season. One of the biggest ways we work to address this issue is through our Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
Holiday CircleFest kicks off at noon on Saturday, December 2, on Wade Oval in University Circle. Cleveland Water, Cleveland Public Power and Cleveland Water Pollution Control are proud to once again sponsor this event.
Due to ongoing repairs to a 54-inch main that was shut down earlier this month for emergency repairs, customers in some eastern suburbs may experience water that appears to be slightly cloudy when they turn on their faucet. The water has been tested and is safe to drink. THERE IS NO BOIL ADVISORY IN EFFECT.
Cleveland Public Power, Cleveland Water Pollution Control and Cleveland Water are proud sponsors of this year’s Winterfest celebration, the official kickoff to the holiday season.
Join us on Saturday, November 25 at Downtown Cleveland’s Public Square beginning at 1 p.m. for this free, family-friendly event. Find our booth inside Tower City Center with the Pop-Up Shops where local retailers will be offering perfect holiday gifts.
Cleveland Water will see an overall savings of $25.9 million in future debt payments by refunding previously issued revenue bonds with new bonds issued this year. The new issuance consists of $113,585,000 of water revenue bonds, the proceeds of which will refund water revenue bonds from 2012 and 2007.
As the Director of Public Utilities, I have the pleasure of overseeing the publicly owned and operated utilities in the City of Cleveland, including Cleveland Water. With the inevitable return of cold weather and snow, I wanted to take a moment to update our customers on how Cleveland Water is working to ensure a reliable supply of safe drinking water is available throughout the winter months.
UPDATE (11/17/17) Cleveland Water has not received any water quality or discoloration calls related to shutting down the 54-inch water main for emergency repairs on Wednesday, 11/15/17. The water is safe to drink and use as normal. THERE IS NO BOIL ALERT IN EFFECT.
While crews are still in the process of making repairs, we will continue to monitor the water quality to ensure there are no issues.
If customers have questions or notice any discoloration with their water, please call our 24 Hour Emergency Dispatch Line at 216-664-3060.