Customers in our northeast service area may still be experiencing discolored water. The water is safe to drink. We continue to flush hydrants in affected communities and anticipate that the issue will be resolved tomorrow. Customers experiencing discoloration should avoid doing laundry to prevent fabric staining.
Over the summer months, Cleveland Water staff have been closely watching as the waters of Lake Erie separate into distinct layers – a layer of warm water at the surface and a cold water layer at the bottom of the lake.
During a heatwave, some residents may 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 wasteful.
Staying hydrated is essential for healthy minds and bodies of all ages. The water we drink regulates body temperature and blood pressure, keeps muscles and joints moving, moves waste out of the body, and aids in digestion.