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What to Know About Seasonal Hydrant Flushing

Besides providing quality drinking water when and where you need, another important job of our water distribution system is to provide fire protection.

Spring 2020 Suburban Water Main Renewal Program Awards Announced

Cleveland Water has awarded over $8 million for water main replacement projects to 11 suburban service communities. These awards are part of its $26 million annual capital investment in buried infrastructure.

Cleveland Water Working on Main Break on Wheatley Road in Richfield

Cleveland Water repair crews are working overnight to isolate and repair a break on a 12-inch water main on Wheatley Road in the Village of Richfield.

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.

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