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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.

Enjoy a Safe Summer with These Water Tips

Planning a summer barbecue? We've got a few tips to make sure anything water-related doesn't spoil the party.

What to Know about Backflow

We work hard to make sure the drinking water delivered to your home or business is safe at all times. One way we do this is by regulating backflow, which reduces the possible contamination of drinking water from other water sources.

Protect Your Utility Lines, Call OUPS Before you Dig

Warmer months are often a time for home renovations and improvements. There is one simple precaution you should take before digging on your property: have your underground utility lines marked.

Protect Yourself From Utility Scammers

Utility scams tend to increase during the holiday season, which is why Utility Scam Awareness Day is recognized each year in November. Cleveland Water wants to make sure our customers are aware of what to look for in the event that someone shows up at or calls your home claiming to be a Cleveland Water employee.

How We Prepare for Winter Weather

Harsh winter weather is never convenient. But at Cleveland Water, we do everything we can to minimize the impact it may have on the treatment and delivery of your water.

Why You Shouldn't Drink Water from a Garden Hose (and When You Can)

Taking a drink of water from a garden hose on a hot summer day may be a fond childhood memory. But in reality, most outdoor faucets and garden hoses, especially those made prior to 2014, are not meant to be used for drinking water.

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.

Your Safety is Our Top Priority

We know you care about your family and friends’ health and safety. We do too. At Cleveland Water, we know that access to a reliable supply of safe drinking water is critical to keeping the people you care about safe. That is why we work hard to make sure the water we deliver to the 1.4 million people who count on us meets and exceeds the highest standards for quality and safety.