Infrastructure Projects

Because you count on us for your water needs, we have invested more than $1.7 billion over the past 30 years to modernize our treatment plants and distribution system.


Cleveland Water maintains and restores our treatment plants and distribution system through our Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Cleveland Water uses the CIP to identify its infrastructure needs, prioritize projects, and schedule them for funding and implementation through a multi-year plan.

Treatment Plants

Cleveland Water’s Plant Enhancement Program (PEP) was a $630-million,15-year CIP effort to modernize and rebuild our four water treatment plants. As a result of the PEP, Cleveland Water has four state-of-the-art treatment plants to ensure safe water is available throughout our service area. Specific PEP projects included transitioning to a safer chlorine feed system for water disinfection, new in-line rapid mix, and installation and integration of plant-wide computer control systems and monitoring software that constantly measure and record data on over 20,000 parameters in the water treatment process. We continue to build on PEP, including investing over $70 million of funding between 2017 and 2019 in our water treatment plants.

Tanks, Towers, and Pump Stations

There is more to providing dependable water service than just being able to produce clean, safe, and healthy drinking water at our treatment plants. Our CIP also includes funding for other critical projects to the 21 water towers and tanks and 16 pump stations that keep water moving throughout our 640 square mile service area. 

Main Renewal and Replacement

With the completion of the PEP, Cleveland Water has focused CIP projects on addressing the 5,300 miles of underground pipes necessary to deliver high-quality water to over 440,000 account holders. Water mains account for 70% of the value of our water system and historically were out of sight, out of mind. Because of this inattention, replacing and rehabilitating aging water mains has become a primary focus not only here in Cleveland but nationwide. That's why Cleveland Water is investing $26 million a year in capital funds to replace and renew aging water mains throughout our service area.

Infrastructure Projects

Below is a list of water main replacement projects scheduled for 2019 in the City of Cleveland as part of our CIP.

Street Boundaries Feet Replaced Cost Details
West 31st St. Garden Ave. to dead end 184 $77,575 PDF
Garden Ave. West 31st St. to West 25th St. 425 $170,139 PDF
West 31st St. Bradwell Ave. to Denison Ave. 509 $196,702 PDF
East 157th St. Waterloo Rd. to Connector Road 415 $167,896 PDF
East 158th St. Waterloo Rd. to Connector Road 297 $116,218 PDF
East 160th Waterloo Rd. to Connector Road 178 $71,092 PDF
East 148th St. Harvard Ave. to Judson Dr. 1,604 $722,290 PDF
East 150th St. Harvard Ave. to Judson Dr. 1,432 $585,445 PDF
East 151st St. Harvard Ave. to Judson Dr. 1,332 $504,325 PDF
Lotus Dr. Miles Ave. to East 154th St. 1,756 $625,270 PDF
East 151st St. East 151st St. 713 $253,175 PDF
East 175th St. Miles Ave. south to dead end 370 $169,019 PDF
West Blvd. Desmond Ave. to Detroit Ave. 1,410 $493,661 PDF
West 145th St. Puritas Ave. to Sprengel Ave. 1,540 $651,197 PDF
Fleet Ave.  Broadway Ave. to Aetna Rd. 980 $245,000 PDF
Methyl Ave. East 116th St. to dead end 935 $328,400 PDF

Cleveland Water’s $26 million annual capital investment in buried infrastructure not only covers the City of Cleveland but also the suburban cities that we provide direct service to. Water main projects in these cities are funded through the Suburban Water Main Renewal Program (SWMRP).

Below is a list of the spring water main replacement projects awarded in 2019 as part of our SWMRP. While Cleveland Water provides project funding and oversight, each local suburb manages the design and construction process, which usually begins several years after the initial award announcement.

Community Street Boundaries CWD Funding
Spring Award
Euclid Monterrey Rd East 185th St. to  East 200th St. $759,677
Garfield Heights East 90th St. Reed Ave. to Garfield Blvd. $254,030
Garfield Heights East 115th St. Edgepark Dr. to Wallingford Ave. $332,220
Garfield Heights Shadyoak Blvd. Turney Rd. to East 122nd St. $178,660
Garfield Heights Wadsworth Ave. Turney Rd. to East 110th St. $312,680
Lyndhurst Haverston Rd. Dorsett Rd. to Rae Rd. $329,406
Maple Heights Hollywood Ave. Maple Hts. Blvd. to Waterbury Ave. $757,032
Maple Heights Mapleboro Ave. West Blvd. to Clement Ave. $365,061
Parma Brookdale Ave. State Rd. to West 24th St. $926,600
Parma Fortune Ave. State Rd. to West 24th St. $927,165
Parma Grovewood Ave. State Rd. to West 24th St. $925,188
Rocky River Collver Rd. Frazier Dr. to Argyle Oval $163,500
Rocky River Morewood Pkwy. Wagar Rd. to Railroad $785,100
Rocky River Oak Rd. Frazier Dr. to Argyle Oval $172,500
Fall Award
Will be announced later this year.