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Tags: Summer

Lake Erie Summer Stratification is Underway

Over the summer months, Cleveland Water staff have been closely watching as the waters of Lake Erie separate into distinct layers – a layer of warm water at the surface and a cold water layer at the bottom of the lake.

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.

Going on Vacation? How to Keep Your Home Safe and Water Fresh While Away

Going on vacation this summer? There are a few steps that you should take to protect your home while you’re gone and to make sure you have the freshest tap water when you return.

Beat the Heat: How to Stay Hydrated

Proper hydration is absolutely essential for our overall health. Our bodies are about 60% water and the water we drink regulates body temperature and blood pressure, keeps muscles and joints moving, moves waste out of the body, and aids in digestion.

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.

Save Money with these Summer Water Tips

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and the warm weather usually means increased water use for our customers. Check out the tips below to help you conserve water and save money!

How Cleveland Water is Prepared for Lake Erie Summer Water Quality

Every summer, as the temperature of Lake Erie slowly climbs in advance of the annual lake stratification, Cleveland Water closely monitors the lake's water quality for any issues that might follow.

Cleveland Water is Prepared for Summer Water Quality in Lake Erie

The Cleveland Water system is designed with numerous layers of protection to help ensure only clean, safe drinking water reaches your tap. These advantages start with the location of where we draw water in from Lake Erie, extend to our four treatment plants, and continue throughout our delivery system.

How to Control Summer Water Use

Warm weather usually means increased water use for our customers. When temperatures are higher in the spring and summer, we tend to do more of the activities that use water such as gardening, filling our pools, running sprinklers, and taking extra showers.

First Days of Summer on Lake Erie are Stratifying

Last week while monitoring sensors on Cleveland Water’s two buoys in Lake Erie, our staff noticed a downwelling event. Water temperature shifts like this can result in adjustments to the treatment process at our plants in order to maintain the quality and consistency of the water coming from your tap.

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