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Open House at Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant a Great Success on a Great Lake

On May 9th, Cleveland Water celebrated National Drinking Water Week by offering tours and activities for all at our oldest water treatment plant, Garrett A. Morgan. We were pleased to welcome nearly 2,000 people to learn firsthand how water gets from Lake Erie to homes and businesses!

A Moment in History – The Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant

In a city that sits at the midpoint of a lake with over 100 trillion gallons of water, it is surprising to many that the lake was not the origin of this city’s water supply. It wasn’t until the mid 1850’s that water from the lake became the main supply source; before that, water came from spring wells and was not filtered, leading to many water borne diseases such as cholera and dysentery.

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