In 2007, Cleveland Water partnered with the Suburban Water Council of Governments to launch the Suburban Water Main Renewal Program (SWMRP), with the intent to renew local water mains in direct service suburbs.
Before Cleveland Water established this program, the suburban governments within our service area owned water mains 20 inches or smaller in their respective communities. While Cleveland Water was responsible for the maintenance and repair of broken water mains, suburban communities were financially responsible for replacing or rehabilitating the infrastructure.
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.
This year, CircleFest is two days of winter fun. Come out to shop for everyone on your list at the new Holiday Market. Enjoy a taste of Cleveland with food and beverages by Table 45. Ice skating, music, and Santa will be on The Rink at Wade Oval. Enjoy horse and carriage rides and ice carving demonstrations.