The Cleveland Water Blog

Tags: Hydrants

Keep Cool & Safe: Never Open Hydrants to Beat the Heat

During a heatwave, some residents may take it upon themselves to open hydrants in an effort to beat the heat. While we agree that Cleveland Water is cool and refreshing, opening hydrants can be dangerous, costly, and wasteful.

Spring Hydrant Flushing: Why it Matters & What to Expect

Another important purpose of the Cleveland Water distribution system besides providing quality drinking water when and where you need it is to provide fire protection to homes and businesses.

2018 Highlight: Building Partnerships in Infrastructure

In 2018, Cleveland Water built partnerships with other city departments and community organizations to leverage technology and creativity in our infrastructure.

Updating our Hydrant Inspection Process with Teamwork and Technology

Cleveland Water maintains and supplies water to approximately 75,000 fire hydrants in our service area. To ensure they’re all functioning properly, we rely on the annual hydrant flushing efforts of local fire departments.

The Importance of Hydrant Flushing

Aside from providing quality drinking water when and where you need it, another important purpose of the Cleveland Water distribution system is to provide essential fire protection to homes and businesses. 

Keep Fire Hydrants in Mind When Shoveling Snow

Cleveland Water supplies water to nearly 74,000 fire hydrants across the 70 communities we serve. Help us and local firefighters by not piling snow on hydrants when clearing your driveway or sidewalk.