Straight from the Tap

Questions Answered for Cleveland Heights Residents and Businesses

Cleveland Water is committed to providing great service and a quality product at an affordable price in order to make Cleveland and Northeast Ohio an attractive place to live, work and raise a family. For the past several months, Cleveland Water and the City of Cleveland Heights have been in on-going discussions about the possibility of Cleveland Heights transitioning from a master meter to a direct service agreement. As a result of these discussions, we have received calls, emails and social media inquiries asking what all of this means.

A Great Day Celebrating Cleveland Burning River Fest

This past weekend we celebrated Burning River Fest down on Whiskey Island, sharing the importance of water with many others dedicated to keeping our local water resources clean and thriving. Participants readily flocked to our water buggy to refill their reusable bottles with safe, quality Cleveland tap water.

The Fest celebrated Cleveland’s historic Coast Guard Station with lots of delicious food, live music, vendors, live cooking demos and of course, a variety of great beer from the Great Lakes Brewing Company. All this with a lovely view of Lake Erie in the background.

Clean Water, Powered by PechaKucha Video

A few months ago, Sustainable Cleveland held an event called "Clean Water, Powered by PechaKucha", which featured eight presentations on the topic of Clean Water. PechaKucha, Japanese for "chit-chat" and pronounced "peh-CHAK-chah", is a style of presenting where each person is allowed to show 20 images of their work and each image is pre-timed to 20 seconds. All of the presenters were local Clevelanders who presented their work around the theme of clean water, in honor of this Sustainability’s 2015 “Year of Clean Water” theme.

Trivia Thursdays at Edgewater Live

The last few Thursdays proved to be not only fun but educational at the same time. Cleveland Water teamed up with Cleveland Metroparks to host a series of trivia questions in hopes of educating people a little more about our water system. Winners of each of the six questions received a $75 gift certificate for SUP CLE Stand Up Paddleboarding.

Clean Water, Efficiency and Manufacturing helps protects our valuable Lake Erie

We're glad to have been a part of Sustainable Cleveland's conversation on clean water. This video is part of a series of videos Sustainable Cleveland is creating to highlight different organizations, community leaders, and projects that are taking action to help clean our water. The video features our Interim Commissioner Alex Margevicius as he talks about our water system and discusses a great feature that Cleveland Water has implemented called Leak Notifications. Check out the video below and join us in celebrating our freshwater resources.

Cleveland Water Participates in the One Simple Act Waste Reduction Challenge

On Thursday, August 6th, Mayor Jackson’s Office of Sustainability launched the One Simple Act Waste Reduction Challenge for City employees. Multiple departments took on the challenge, including Cleveland Water, with the goal of understanding the difference between recycling and trash and applying it in the workplace. The challenge will last the whole month of August. The winning team will get a catered lunch with Mayor Jackson, recognition at the annual Sustainability Summit and a prize pack of great waste reduction tools.

No Local Concerns Despite Recent News About Algal Blooms

Recent news about algae in the Western Basin of Lake Erie has raised some questions about the possibility of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) locally. The overall health and well-being of Lake Erie is a critical piece of the Cleveland Water system. As such, what happens anywhere in the Lake, and with our neighboring systems, is important to us.

Cleveland Water in Your Community

This past weekend was a busy one for our special events staff and water buggy. We were happy to have been a part of such wonderful events and had the chance to connect with the communities in all different parts of town.

Here’s a recap of the festivals from this weekend:

The Soul of Buckeye Festival kicked off the weekend Friday evening at the Art and Soul Park on East 118th and Buckeye. It featured jazz ensembles, food, a biergarten, and various vendors.

Make Sure Your Water Is There When You Need It, Never Open Fire Hydrants!

When the weather is extremely hot, some residents take it upon themselves to open hydrants in an effort to beat the heat. While we agree that Cleveland Water is cool and refreshing, opening hydrants can be dangerous, costly and a big waste of a valuable resource. Often, this illegal activity results in serious injuries and sometimes even death. 

Fun Mid-Summer Community Events Make Everyone Happy!

Lots of fun was had at the 12th Annual Family Unity in the Park event at Luke Easter Park, this past Saturday! A large health fair was part of the event, with Cleveland Clinic offering free screening services for blood pressure, diabetes and more for adults. A kiddie park was also on site for younger children (which sounds much more enjoyable). Throughout the day, live performances by nationally and locally acclaimed artists entertained the masses.