As we went around the dinner table discussing our upcoming week, I shared with my family that I would be helping to inform our customers about infrastructure in honor of Infrastructure Week May 16–23, 2016. My daughter asked, “What is infrastructure?”
I initially tried to explain it using the on-line dictionary definition, that infrastructure is the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, to which my daughter followed up with, “Oh, you mean like roads, bridges and airports?”
Our Crown Water Treatment Plant is located in Westlake, Ohio -- a western suburb of Cleveland -- making it the only Cleveland water treatment plant not located in the city of Cleveland. The plant was first put into service in 1958 and pumps an average of 41.5 million gallons of water a day to the residents and businesses of Cleveland’s Westside, including its Western and Southwestern suburbs.
New monthly bills will make budgeting easier, help customers track usage and detect leaks sooner.
We have some exciting news to share with our customers. Beginning in January 2017, Cleveland Water will be transitioning our accounts from quarterly to monthly billing to help customers better manage their household budget, track their water usage and detect possible leaks sooner. Once the transition is completed, water meters will be read monthly, and all consumption and other related charges will be based on a monthly rate.
We would like to welcome our new Cleveland Public Utilities Director Robert L. Davis. Director Davis was sworn in to office this week by Mayor Frank G. Jackson in the Red Room at Cleveland City Hall. He comes to us from Warren, Ohio where he served as Director of Utility Services for the past 14 years.
Welcome to our blog! Here, we will feature a variety of posts to inform and entertain you, but ultimately, our goal is simple. We hope to engage you in conversations about our most precious resource and basic human need, clean water - for life, for health, and for community.
You can expect to find technical, educational, historical, editorial, and news-related content. And we hope to find your feedback, contributions and questions.