Straight from the Tap

Registration Open for Cleveland Water Open House


It is easy to take for granted how simple it is to access clean, safe drinking water. You take a shower, brush your teeth, and fill a glass – just by turning on the tap. Water plays a vital role in your daily life, but do you really know what it takes to get water from the lake to your tap?

Find out exactly how we do just that at our annual Drinking Water Week open house!

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, you can get a free, guided tour of our Baldwin Water Treatment Plant. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how water from Lake Erie is made clean and safe to drink then sent out to homes and business across Greater Cleveland.

This year’s Open House is one of a variety of community events celebrating 50 years of progress since the infamous 1969 Cuyahoga River fire.

To register for a free guided tour, visit Tours are approximately 30 minutes long, with the last tour leaving at 3 p.m. We’ll also have family-friendly activities, hands-on demonstrations, and food trucks. All are welcome and encouraged to attend but please keep in mind the following:

  • The Baldwin Plant, like all of our water treatment plants, operates 24/7/365. Some areas may be very noisy during the tour.
  • Certain restrictions will be in place for the safety and security of visitors and employees.
  • Tours involve considerable walking and standing. If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so we can make appropriate accommodations.

For more information, please contact our Education and Outreach office at 216-664-3173 or