After a brief appearance from the sun this past weekend, another stretch of below-freezing temperatures is forecasted. And with it, Lake Erie ice cover is expected to reach over 90% concentration by the end of the week.
Cleveland Water’s Maggie Rodgers appreciates a cold Cleveland winter.
At Cleveland Water, we work hard to provide safe, quality drinking water at a fair and reasonable rate. We know that’s not always enough though, so we offer affordability programs that will help keep the water flowing when money is tight.
January's Cleveland STEP class took place at the Global Center for Health Innovation and was lead by SmartShape Design. Students participated in a product design and development exercise, creating prototype lightsabers. Click on the image below to learn more about this month's class and view the photo gallery. Learn more about the Cleveland Student Technical Enrichment Program.
Cleveland Water crews continue to work around-the-clock to fix leaks in the distribution system which began with the onset of below-average temperatures earlier this winter. Since January 1st, an average of 20 new main breaks per day have occurred and the emergency call center has received an average of 530 calls per day. During winter months, Cleveland Water averages 6 breaks per day on the 5,300 miles of mains in our 640-square-mile service area. The colder than normal winter is impacting other public water systems across the region in a similar fashion.
Cleveland Water crews are currently working to shut off a 12” water main break near the Lorain Carnegie Bridge. At this time, there is no impact to traffic on the bridge.
Water from the break is currently impacting Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority transit lines below the bridge Cleveland Water officials are working with RTA field crews to clear water from the tracks and restore transit services as quickly as possible. RTA is operating buses to replace Blue, Green, and Red line trains between Tower City and E. 55th and Red line trains.
We constantly monitor the temperature of the 250 million gallons of raw water we draw from Lake Erie into our treatment plants. In fact, Cleveland’s official water temperature, the one meteorologists report on the news, comes from the gauges inside the intake at Cleveland Water’s Garrett A. Morgan Treatment Plant near Whiskey Island.