Straight from the Tap

Water Main Break - East 40th and Chester

UPDATE 1/13/16 5pm: The two westbound lanes on Chester are now open to traffic. Motorist can now use Chester to drive into downtown. The two eastbound lanes will remain closed for a few more days while crews finish up the repairs.

 

Water Main Break on West 9th Street

UPDATE: Crews have been able to keep 1 lane in each direction open on W.9th between Frankfurt and St. Clair. As our crews investigate the source of the main leak, motorists are advised to be aware of crews and potential lane restrictions in the area.

 

TRAFFIC ALERT - Crews from Cleveland Water are on site investigating the source of a possible water main break on West 9th Street in the Warehouse District between Frankfort and St. Clair Avenues.

As they investigate and repair the break, the southbound lanes of West 9th will be closed until the repairs are made.

Cleveland Water efforts result in no rate increase for customers through 2018

Cleveland Water takes its responsibility to deliver a reliable supply of safe drinking water at an affordable price seriously. We have worked hard to identify ways to improve service levels and become more efficient. As we enter our next five year rate cycle, we are excited to announce this hard work—and our forward thinking approach to how we have invested in our system over the past 30 plus years – has resulted in a 0% rate increase for 2016, 2017 and 2018, and only small increases in 2019 and 2020.

Suburban mayors get an up close look at where their water comes from

This past Friday, we had the honor of hosting our suburban community mayors and representatives at Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant for our quarterly Suburban Water Council of Governments (COG) meeting. This quarter, members received updates on water rates, our Automated Meter Reading project and the Suburban Water Main Renewal Program.

Following the meeting, Interim Commissioner Alex Margevicius led members on a tour of the plant, beginning with the history of Cleveland’s water system and an explanation of our water treatment process.

 

Career Opportunities

The City of Cleveland Department of Public Utilities is seeking qualified professionals with all levels of experience to fill positions in our Information Technology and Engineering Sections. If you are looking for a great career opportunity to help you build a solid future, please visit our career fair on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Carl B. Stokes Utilities Building.

For additional information, contact DeAndre Benson at (216) 664-2444 extensions 5620.

We hope to see you there!

Imagine Life Without Water

Halloween is Saturday, but today we’re throwing it back to our scariest nightmare… when we imagined a day without water...Scary!

Proposed Cleveland Water Rates for the Next Five Years

Cleveland Water takes its responsibility to deliver a reliable supply of safe drinking water at an affordable price seriously. We have worked hard to identify ways to improve service levels and become more efficient. As we enter our next five year rate cycle, we are excited to announce this hard work—and our forward thinking approach to how we have invested in our system over the past 30 plus years – has put us in a position to not raise our rates for the next three years.

Downtown and near west customers may experience discolored water.

UPDATE 10/9/15 3:30pm:

Discolored water that originated from our Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant is now running clear in plant samples and any affected customers should begin seeing their tap water clear by evening if they have not already. The water remains safe to drink and affected customers can resume laundry as normal when the water is visually clear.

Water is safe to drink; No boil alert in effect.

Cleveland Water Hosts OAWWA Conference

The 77th annual Ohio Section American Water Works Association conference was held in our great city last week. Over 800 representatives from different parts of Ohio were in town to take part in this conference; and the timing could not have been any better. With the threat of algae blooms lurking closer to Cleveland, this issue was a major topic of discussion. The conference provided a great opportunity for some of the best and brightest water industry experts to gather and share ideas on the water treatment and the future of the water treatment process.

Still No Local Concerns Despite Recent News About Algal Blooms

In light of recent satellite imagery and model predictions, as well as shoreline detects by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) continue to make the news in communities across Lake Erie. Despite this news, your Cleveland Water is still safe, quality water that you can enjoy straight from your tap.

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