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. 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.

Infrastructure Projects

Below is a list of water main replacement projects scheduled for 2018 in the City of Cleveland as part of our CIP.

Community Street Boundaries Cost Status Details
Cleveland Linn Dr.   Tuscora Ave. to Ada Ave. $1.034,914 Complete PDF
Cleveland Lakeview Rd. Earle Ave. to Greenview Ave. $68,455 Complete PDF
Cleveland Earle Ave. Linn Dr. to Lakeview Rd. $137,488 Complete PDF
Cleveland Durant Ave. Lakeview Rd. to Arlington Ave. $408,709 Complete PDF
Cleveland Guthrie Ave. West 81st St. to West 65th St. $756,493 Complete PDF
Cleveland West 91st St. Sauer Ave. to Madison Ave. $313,783 Complete PDF
Cleveland West 58th St. Herman Ave. to the north end of West 58th $347,656 Under Construction PDF
Cleveland Home Ct. Entire Street $254,294 Complete PDF
Cleveland Lakewood Heights Blvd. West 140th St. to Waterbury Rd. $623,795 TBD PDF
Cleveland Guardian Blvd. West 130th St. to Bellaire Rd. $660,508 Under Construction PDF
Cleveland Carrington Ave. West 130th St. to Giles Rd. $854,327 Under Construction PDF
Cleveland West 121st St.  Carrington Ave. to Bennington Ave. $87,649 Under Construction PDF
Cleveland Camden Ave. West 73rd St. to West 82nd St. $436,733 Complete PDF
Cleveland Woodstock Ave. MLK Jr. Dr. to Mapleside Rd. $679,206 Under Construction PDF
Cleveland Fleet Ave.  Broadway Ave. to Aetna Rd. $345,234 TBD PDF
Cleveland West 58th St.  Herman Ave. to Detroit Ave. $248,807 Under Construction PDF
Cleveland Florida Ave.  East 153rd St. to the west end of Florida $363,885 Under Construction 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.

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. 

Our Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant underwent $225.5 million in PEP renovations from 2001 to 2012. Improvements consisted of a new finished water pump station, renovated filters, a renovated Filter and Administration building, a renovated raw water pump station, renovated chemical system, renovated residual system, and a new 15 million gallon reservoir.

Our Baldwin Water Treatment Plant underwent $195.5 million in major renovations. Some of the key upgrades included rehabilitating the filter system, building a new chemical system, renovating the residual system and the administration building, rehabilitating the raw water pump station, installation of a computer control system that automated the pump stations, the installation of two new Second High Service pumps, and the addition of a de-chlorination system to treat water from the finished water reservoir underdrains.

Over the years, we invested over $130 million in PEP upgrades to our Nottingham Water Treatment Plant. Some of the major upgrades include the rehabilitation of 18 filters, new filter controls, all new chemical feed systems, and all new sedimentation basin sludge collectors. One of the most significant additions to the plants was the installation and integration of control systems and monitoring software.

Our Crown Water Treatment Plant underwent $81.4 million in significant renovations and upgrades as part of PEP. Key improvements included renovating the plant to double its capacity from 50 million gallons to 112 million gallons, rebuilding the filters with deep bed media, improving the residual system, transitioning to a safer chlorine feed system for water disinfection, building a new powder activated carbon (PAC) system with a new storage tank, and automating the entire plant.

We are continuing to build on PEP. Between 2017 and 2019, the CIP includes over $70 million of funding for investment in our water treatment plants.