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Doing Our Part to Make Cleveland Lead Safe

The health and safety of our customers and community are of utmost importance to us. That’s why we’re taking part in the United Way’s Lead Safe Home Summit.

What to Do if You Have Lead Plumbing

Cleveland Water takes several steps to reduce lead in our system and keep your water safe, including treatment optimization, regular monitoring, and engineering controls. These efforts have been successful at reducing the potential for exposure to lead from water.

How to Check for Lead Plumbing in Your Home

Like many older water systems, some homes and businesses in the Cleveland Water system may have lead service lines or plumbing that contains lead. We take the risks associated with lead pipes seriously. 

2018 Highlight: Leading the Way in Water Quality

This year, our water quality experts led the way in developing new and innovative ways to maintain the high-quality of our drinking water from lake to tap. 

What You Can Do About Lead: Flush, Clean, Consume Cold

Cleveland Water takes several steps to reduce lead in our system and keep your water safe, including treatment optimizationregular monitoring, and engineering controls. These efforts have been successful at reducing the potential for exposure to lead from water.

There are also actions that our customers can take to reduce the risk of exposure if lead is found in service lines, plumbing, or fixtures. These will ensure the highest quality drinking water comes out of your tap.

What You Can Do About Lead: Check, Test, Date

Like many older water systems, some homes and businesses in the Cleveland Water System may have lead service lines or connections. To know the potential for lead in your home’s plumbing system, follow these steps.

What We Do About Lead: Engineering

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Cleveland Water is lead-free when it leaves our treatment plants and our water mains are not made from lead. However, some older service lines and connections do contain lead. We proactively replace all lead city-owned service lines and connections during water main repair and replacement projects.

What We Do About Lead: Monitoring

Cleveland Water has been regularly monitoring lead levels at customer’s taps since 1992 in compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and Ohio's Lead and Copper Rules. These rules require public water systems to monitor drinking water in homes that are known to have lead and copper in their plumbing systems. Monitoring ensures that our corrosion control techniques are successful at keeping lead from leaching into drinking water.

What We Do About Lead: Water Treatment

At Cleveland Water, we take the risks associated with lead in drinking water seriously. That is why we have optimized our water treatment process to help protect you and your family from the risks associated with lead pipes.

New Online Tool Helps Cleveland Water Collect Important Lead Data

At Cleveland Water, we know what the value of having a reliable supply of safe drinking water means to the 1.4 million customers we serve. As part of our commitment to provide a safe and reliable product, we want to make sure the water you are receiving is of the safest and highest quality. That is why we have created a new online tool that will help us better target existing efforts to proactively address lead in the water distribution system.

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