Straight from the Tap

Why Crown Water Treatment Plant for our National Drinking Water Week Open House this Saturday?


Our Crown Water Treatment Plant is located in Westlake, Ohio -- a western suburb of Cleveland -- making it the only Cleveland water treatment plant not located in the city of Cleveland. The plant was first put into service in 1958 and pumps an average of 41.5 million gallons of water a day to the residents and businesses of Cleveland’s Westside, including its Western and Southwestern suburbs.

From 2010 to 2013, Crown underwent significant renovations and upgrades, as part of our Plant Enhancement Project, at a cost of $10,000,000. Key improvements included: transitioning to a sodium hypochlorite feed system for water disinfection; building a new Powder Activated Carbon system; updating the Plant Operators’ main control room; and installing new computer stations and screens.

Since 1958, Crown has optimized operational designs and enhanced water production to lead the industry in providing safe drinking water to the public. The recent updates have led Crown to maintain a viable and reliable drinking water source for the city of Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs. In 2004, the Crown Water Treatment Plant received the Director’s Award for Phase III of the Partnership for Safe Water and has maintained that distinction for the past 12 years. The award signifies commitment and dedication in ensuring customers receive the highest quality of water possible through preventative measures based around optimizing treatment plant performance and distribution system operations.

In 2015, our Crown Water Treatment Plant received the Phase IV “Excellence in Water Treatment” award from the Partnership for Safe Water. Crown is one of only 16 plants across the nation to receive this, the highest level of achievement from the Partnership.

Join us at our Crown Water Treatment Plant on May 7th for our National Drinking Water Week Open House to get a behind-the-scenes tour of our award-winning facility.