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. Past CIP projects include Cleveland Water’s Plant Enhancement Program (PEP). The PEP was a $630-million, 15-year 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.
Water Main Renewal and Replacement
There is more to providing dependable water service than just being able to produce clean, safe, and healthy drinking water at our treatment plants. Therefore, our CIP includes funding for other critical projects to the 22 water towers and tanks and more than 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 national initiative. With the completion of the PEP, Cleveland Water has focused CIP projects on underground infrastructure, investing $26 million a year on replacing and renewing aging water mains throughout our service area.