Straight from the Tap

Cleveland STEP Explores Cleveland Water's Control Center

For October’s Cleveland STEP class, students explored Cleveland Water’s Control Center in Parma.

What You Can Do About Lead: Flush, Clean, Consume Cold

Cleveland Water takes several steps to reduce lead in our system and keep your water safe, including treatment optimizationregular monitoring, and engineering controls. These efforts have been successful at reducing the potential for exposure to lead from water.

There are also actions that our customers can take to reduce the risk of exposure if lead is found in service lines, plumbing, or fixtures. These will ensure the highest quality drinking water comes out of your tap.

What You Can Do About Lead: Check, Test, Date

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.

What We Do About Lead: Engineering

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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.

What We Do About Lead: Monitoring

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.

What We Do About Lead: Water Treatment

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.

Surge Tank Mural Adds to the Cleveland Skyline and Art Scene

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 Honored for Management Excellence

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.

New Name, Same Great Service for Home Protection Programs

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.

Drinking Water is Good for Your Smile

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!

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