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Tags: Water Quality

Protecting Our Source Water: Actions to Reduce Plastic Waste

Protecting our shared natural resources that we all need to live – clean air, clean water, and healthy native habitats on land – is critical to creating and maintaining a robust economy and a good quality of life.

DO in H2O: How Low Dissolved Oxygen Creates a “Dead Zone”

Each summer, pockets of water with low levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) develop in areas of Lake Erie’s Central Basin, which stretches from Sandusky to Erie, PA.

DO in H2O: What is Dissolved Oxygen and How Does it Affect Your Water?

Have you ever set a glass of water on your bedside table only to take a drink out of it a few days later and think the water tastes “flat” or different? Chances are the water is missing dissolved oxygen. Dissolved oxygen (also called DO) is gaseous oxygen dissolved in water that you can’t see. Generally speaking, the more dissolved oxygen in the water the better it tastes.

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.

Going on Vacation? Do This for the Best Quality Water When You Return

Going on vacation? We bet you’ll miss the taste of Cleveland Water. When you return there is an important step that you should take to ensure the water you love is the best possible quality: flushing your plumbing.

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.

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.

Temperature of Lake Erie Equals Temperature of Tap Water

Did you notice that the water coming out of your tap was a little warmer today than it was a few days ago? You can thank summer and strong winds over Lake Erie for that.

How Your Water Heater Can Impact Your Water Quality

Cleveland Water takes great pride in delivering high-quality drinking water to your house. Homeowners also have an important role to play in maintaining drinking water quality all the way to the glass. It starts with maintaining your home’s own water system.

What to Know About Backflow Prevention

Cleveland Water works hard to make sure its customers consume safe, quality drinking water at all times. One way we do this is by regulating backflow. Backflow occurs when a drop in water pressure results in water from an unprotected cross connection to be pulled into your plumbing.

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