The Cleveland Water Blog

Tags: Infrastructure

Delivering Safe Water Involves More than Mains

Reliably delivering high-quality drinking water to 1.4 million customers across a 640 square mile service area requires an extensive distribution system.

2019 Cleveland Water Main Replacement Projects

Cleveland Water has 5,300 miles of underground pipe. Placed end to end those pipes would stretch from Cleveland to Athens, Greece

Cleveland Water Working on Main Break on Rockside Rd. in Maple Heights

UPDATE 4/12/19

Cleveland Water continues to work on the water main break on Rockside Road in Maple Heights.

Spring 2019 SWMRP Awards Announced

As part of its $26 million annual capital investment in buried infrastructure, Cleveland Water twice annually awards funding for water main projects in direct service suburban cities through the Suburban Water Main Renewal Program (SWMRP).

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.

Winter Recap: Implementing Lessons Learned & Planning for the Future

According to the calendar, spring is officially here. And as the cold temperatures finally subside, we’re taking a look at the impact this winter had on our infrastructure.

Understanding Winter’s Impact on Underground Infrastructure

Main breaks are a common issue during winter, especially for water systems similar in age and climate to Cleveland Water’s. While the increase is expected, the exact cause isn’t fully known.

In an effort to better understand why main breaks happen in winter, as well as proactively address them, Cleveland Water engineers have developed an innovative tool.

Winter Main Breaks: What to Expect

Northeast Ohio winters are known to cause quite a few headaches, including water main breaks. And with the freezing temperatures and low wind chills we’re experiencing, customers are likely to see an increase in breaks.

Innovative Solution Maintains Water Service for Brunswick Customers during Main Repair

Progress continues on a complex water main repair on State Route 303/Center Road in Brunswick just east of Boyer Drive. On January 15, Cleveland Water contractors installed a line stop which will allow the water main repair to take place without interrupting water service to any nearby customers.

Investing in Our System for a Stronger Future

We know you work hard for your money so we want to be accountable to our customers for every dollar we spend.

Cleveland Water’s rates allow us to make necessary and critical improvements to guarantee our customers a reliable supply of safe, high-quality drinking water. We make these improvements through our Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

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