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Tags: Winter Weather

Winter Recap: Implementing Lessons Learned & Planning for the Future

According to the calendar, spring is officially here. And as the cold temperatures finally subside, we’re taking a look at the impact this winter had on our infrastructure.

Understanding Winter’s Impact on Underground Infrastructure

Main breaks are a common issue during winter, especially for water systems similar in age and climate to Cleveland Water’s. While the increase is expected, the exact cause isn’t fully known.

In an effort to better understand why main breaks happen in winter, as well as proactively address them, Cleveland Water engineers have developed an innovative tool.

Without Lake Erie, Cleveland Could Have Been Even Colder

At Cleveland Water, every day we are thankful to have a massive supply of fresh water at our doorstep. But during the polar vortex, we were thankful for a different reason.

Winter Main Breaks: What to Expect

Northeast Ohio winters are known to cause quite a few headaches, including water main breaks. And with the freezing temperatures and low wind chills we’re experiencing, customers are likely to see an increase in breaks.

Protect Your Pipes During Severe Winter Weather

The single-digit temperatures and negative wind chills forecasted for next week can cause all sorts of problems—your plumbing included.

How to Thaw a Frozen Water Pipe

The low temperatures and cold winds of winter can make your water pipes susceptible to freezing, especially ones located in unheated or exterior areas of your home. And if a frozen pipes bursts, it can cause flooding and serious damage.

Staying Hydrated During Winter

We are all familiar with the need to keep hydrated during hot weather. But hydration is just as important during winter since cold air means dry air.

When (and How Much) Will Lake Erie Freeze This Winter?

43.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the official temperature for Lake Erie offshore of Cleveland as of today, November 28. While that's still a good bit above freezing, as winter progresses and the lake temperature continues to drop we're on the lookout for ice formation.

Avoid Costly Winter Plumbing Leaks

Winter’s cold temperatures can make your home’s plumbing more prone to leaks. And an average household leak can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted per year!

How We Prepare for Winter Weather

Harsh winter weather is never convenient. But at Cleveland Water, we do everything we can to minimize the impact it may have on the treatment and delivery of your water.

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