Straight from the Tap

Archive: September 2021

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.

Water Smart Fall Lawn & Garden Tips

It’s officially fall! Which means the backyard barbeques and runs through the sprinkler are winding down and instead, the pool is getting drained and patio furniture stored away. Fall is also the time to prep your lawn and garden for the cold winter months ahead. Here are a few tips to keep your lawn and garden in shape while staying water-smart.

Discolored Water Notification for Eastside Service Area

UPDATE September 5, 2021

The hypoxic lake water has moved and is no longer affecting our treatment plant. We will continue flushing hydrants to help clear residual discolored water. The water remains safe to drink.

Cleveland Water Looking for Homes to Participate in Innovative Water Research Project

UPDATE: Cleveland Water has surpassed the number of volunteers needed for the USEPA-Battelle research project. However, we are always looking for homes to become long-term Lead and Copper Compliance Monitoring sample collection sites. Specifically, we are looking for homes that have customer-side lead service lines (Learn how to test your service line here). To learn more or volunteer, call 216-664-2639 or email