Straight from the Tap

Beware of Costly Plumbing Leaks this Winter

Winter’s cold temperatures can make your home’s plumbing more prone to leaks. The average household leak can account for more than 10,000 gallons per year, wasting water and money!

Why Do More Water Main Breaks Occur During Winter?

Northeast Ohio winters can cause quite a few headaches, including water main breaks. Outside of winter, we average 3 to 5 main breaks a day. During the winter, that average increases to 5 to 7 breaks daily and even more if we experience an extreme cold spell.

Winter Main Breaks: What to Expect

Northeast Ohio winters are known to cause quite a few headaches, including water main breaks. When temperatures drop below freezing and stay there for an extended period of time, customers are likely to see an increase in breaks.

Lead Monitoring Levels Well Below Federal Action Level

Cleveland Water’s Lead Compliance Monitoring results show that the drinking water we deliver continues to be safe from lead even in homes that have lead in plumbing.

Cleveland STEP Students Learn About Water Meters

October’s Cleveland STEP session consisted of an insightful presentation from Cleveland Water.

Suburban Water Council of Governments Public Meeting Notice for October 8, 2021


Notice is hereby given that the Suburban Water Council of Governments (COG) will hold an in person COG meeting on the 8th day of October 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at the Brecksville Community Center, 1 Community Drive, Brecksville, OH 44141.

Fall 2021 Suburban Water Main Renewal Program Awards

Cleveland Water has awarded over $6 million to seven suburban service communities for 11 water main replacement projects. These awards are part of our $26 million annual capital investment in buried infrastructure.

Cleveland STEP Begins 2021-22 Virtual Year with NEORSD

The Cleveland STEP 2021-2022 season began with a lesson in adhesion and cohesion presented by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD).

Cleveland Water's First Engineer

Theodore Ransom Scowden was a nationally recognized engineer, architect, inventor, and hydraulics expert.

Cleveland's First Waterworks

In 1850, at the behest of Mayor William Case, Cleveland City Council appointed a committee to address the issue of providing a sufficient supply of “pure water” for the city’s growing population. At the time, all of Cleveland’s drinking water came from springs, wells, canals, and the Cuyahoga River.