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Tags: Water Quality

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.

Cleveland Water 2017 Water Quality Report Issued

Cleveland Water proudly issues a yearly Water Quality Report for our customers. The 2017 Water Quality Report is now available online at http://www.clevelandwater.com/2017WQR.

Buoys Keep Tabs on Source Water

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.

Reducing Use of Single-Use Plastics to Protect our Water Resources

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.

The Importance of Hydrant Flushing

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. 

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