Keeping our water safe is Cleveland Water’s top priority and one way we do this is by staying on top of challenges Lake Erie throws our way. Two of the biggest challenges we face in the summer months are potential Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and their related toxins, and hypoxic water (also known as Dead Zone water).
Infrastructure Week is a national week of events, media coverage, and education and advocacy efforts, set to shine a spotlight on infrastructure as a critical issue that affects everyone. This year’s Infrastructure Week theme is Time to Build – “urging leaders and citizens to highlight the state of our nation’s infrastructure and encourage policymakers to invest in the projects, technologies, and policies necessary to make America competitive, prosperous, and safe.”
UPDATE - 2-7-17 - Work continues on Carnegie Avenue as crews cut out and remove large sections of the street following a leak on a 30 inch water transmission main originally installed in 1882. Water service has been restored to all affected customers, however, a traffic advisory remains in effect until further notice. All but one lane in each direction of Carnegie Avenue between East 9th and East 12th in Cleveland remains closed and motorists are asked to seek alternate routes.
We want to take this opportunity to reassure you that your Cleveland Water is safe to drink, as always, straight from the tap.
Recent news has brought to light that sediment years-ago dredged from the Cuyahoga River, and disposed of in an area of Lake Erie referred to as CLA-1, has migrated from its original location. The sediment contains harmful pollutants and has moved within five miles of the shoreline closer to our Nottingham Water Treatment Plant intake but there’s no need for Cleveland Water customers to worry about the quality of their drinking water.