It’s getting close to that time of the year again- the time when we pay tribute to safe, quality drinking water and give thanks to the source that makes it all possible, our beautiful Lake Erie! National Drinking Water Week is May 1-7, 2016, and this year we’ll also take a minute to sing ourselves a Happy Birthday tune for turning the big 160.
At Cleveland Water, we know our drinking water is essential to the quality of life of more than 1.4 million people in 80 communities. That’s why we are committed to providing our customers with safe, high-quality, drinking water that is available at the turn of a tap any hour of the day.
Our water is constantly monitored and tested. In fact, Cleveland Water consistently exceeds the most stringent water quality standards mandated by Federal and State water regulations, and last year was no exception.
Customers in the 2nd high eastern suburbs of Cleveland may experience discolored and/or cloudy water over the next 24 hours as we work to make scheduled repairs on a 42 inch transmission main serving the area.
There is no boil alert in effect. The water is safe to drink and use as normal.
Discolored water that originated from our Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant is now running clear in plant samples and any affected customers should begin seeing their tap water clear by evening if they have not already. The water remains safe to drink and affected customers can resume laundry as normal when the water is visually clear.
In light of recent satellite imagery and model predictions, as well as shoreline detects by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) continue to make the news in communities across Lake Erie. Despite this news, your Cleveland Water is still safe, quality water that you can enjoy straight from your tap.
Recent news about algae in the Western Basin of Lake Erie has raised some questions about the possibility of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) locally. The overall health and well-being of Lake Erie is a critical piece of the Cleveland Water system. As such, what happens anywhere in the Lake, and with our neighboring systems, is important to us.
One of the biggest responsibilities for Cleveland Water, if not the biggest, is to produce high quality and great tasting water to our customers. One of the main people whose job it is to ensure this happens is Scott Moegling, Water Quality Manager for Cleveland Water. We had the opportunity to sit down with Scott and speak with him for a few minutes to find out a little about him and what he is responsible for.