Customers in our northeast service area may still be experiencing discolored water. The water is safe to drink. We continue to flush hydrants in affected communities and anticipate that the issue will be resolved tomorrow. Customers experiencing discoloration should avoid doing laundry to prevent fabric staining.
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.
Environmental laws and regulations, spurred in large part by the last Cuyahoga River fire in 1969, have dramatically improved the quality of our nation’s waterways. But as these legacy issues are addressed, new environmental challenges have evolved – ones that are much less visible than a burning river.
Like the city itself, the development of Cleveland Water has been defined by Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. From the beginning, our goal has always been to deliver the best quality drinking water possible to our customers.
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.
The health and safety of our customers is of vital importance to us. We know that safe, quality drinking water is critical to the wellbeing and growth of our community. That’s why we’re committed to providing our customers with the highest quality drinking water.
Strong spring storms that churn Lake Erie waters and increase water runoff mix more sediment and other particulate matter into the lake water. The resulting murky water will measure higher in a water quality parameter called turbidity.