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.
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.
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.
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.
Across the Great Lakes, buoys are going overboard, taking their annual spring plunge back into the water. This week, Cleveland Water’s two buoys will join 14 others stationed in Lake Erie that keep tabs on water quality and meteorological conditions.
Cleveland Water’s treatment process can take anything out of the water to make it safe for you to drink, but it’s easier and cheaper if we don’t have to. The first step in providing affordable, fresh water to your tap is keeping our source water clean.
Aside from providing quality drinking water when and where you need it, another important purpose of the Cleveland Water distribution system is to provide essential fire protection to homes and businesses.
For their March class, Cleveland STEP students visited Cleveland Water's Baldwin Water Treatment Plant. Students learned how water is brought in from Lake Erie, treated with a multi-barrier process to produce safe drinking water, and distributed throughout the 80 communities of the Cleveland Water distribution system. Click on the image below to learn more about this month's class and view the photo gallery.