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Lake Erie Summer Stratification is Underway

Over the summer months, Cleveland Water staff have been closely watching as the waters of Lake Erie separate into distinct layers – a layer of warm water at the surface and a cold water layer at the bottom of the lake.

Partnerships Help Ensure Clean and Safe Drinking Water

Cleveland Water takes pride in ensuring the water we treat and deliver to your tap meets and exceeds federal and state water quality regulations as well as industry standards.

2018 Highlight: Leading the Way in Water Quality

This year, our water quality experts led the way in developing new and innovative ways to maintain the high-quality of our drinking water from lake to tap. 

Buoys May Record Biggest Waves of the Season

Cleveland Water will be watching returns come in tonight. Returns from our monitoring buoys that is.

Strong Winds Bring Big Changes in Lake Erie

Over the last 24 hours, strong winds blowing from the northwest to the southeast over the Great Lakes has caused massive downwelling events and temperature swings.

DO in H2O: How Low Dissolved Oxygen Creates a “Dead Zone”

Each summer, pockets of water with low levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) develop in areas of Lake Erie’s Central Basin, which stretches from Sandusky to Erie, PA.

DO in H2O: What is Dissolved Oxygen and How Does it Affect Your Water?

Have you ever set a glass of water on your bedside table only to take a drink out of it a few days later and think the water tastes “flat” or different? Chances are the water is missing dissolved oxygen. Dissolved oxygen (also called DO) is gaseous oxygen dissolved in water that you can’t see. Generally speaking, the more dissolved oxygen in the water the better it tastes.

Cleveland Water is Prepared for Summer Water Quality in Lake Erie

The Cleveland Water system is designed with numerous layers of protection to help ensure only clean, safe drinking water reaches your tap. These advantages start with the location of where we draw water in from Lake Erie, extend to our four treatment plants, and continue throughout our delivery system.

First Days of Summer on Lake Erie are Stratifying

Last week while monitoring sensors on Cleveland Water’s two buoys in Lake Erie, our staff noticed a downwelling event. Water temperature shifts like this can result in adjustments to the treatment process at our plants in order to maintain the quality and consistency of the water coming from your tap.

Temperature of Lake Erie Equals Temperature of Tap Water

Did you notice that the water coming out of your tap was a little warmer today than it was a few days ago? You can thank summer and strong winds over Lake Erie for that.

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