Our raw water intakes sit far out into the lake away from pollution sources, but no raw and untreated lake water is safe to drink without some level of treatment – even when that water comes from a great source like Lake Erie.
A precautionary boil water advisory was issued this afternoon for a portion of Cleveland Water’s service area due to a malfunction at the Green Road storage tank. Cleveland’s water quality experts believe the water is safe however, in an abundance of caution, are conducting tests to be sure before lifting the boil advisory.
It’s getting close to that time of the year again- the time when we pay tribute to safe, quality drinking water and give thanks to the source that makes it all possible, our beautiful Lake Erie! National Drinking Water Week is May 1-7, 2016, and this year we’ll also take a minute to sing ourselves a Happy Birthday tune for turning the big 160.
Water quality is essential to all of us – and the quality of our water affects the quality of our lives. Cleveland Water is committed to providing its customers safe, high-quality drinking water. That is why we maintain a rigorous quality control program and continue to invest substantial financial resources to improve our water treatment facilities and distribution system.
Edwin Piñero, Senior Vice President for Sustainability and Public Affairs of Veolia Water North America spoke at the City Club of Cleveland today on Making the Business Case for the True Value of Water. He described Veolia as “the largest company in the world you’ve never heard of”. Veolia’s core business is to resource the world in a sustainable manner.
If you missed his talk, here are some things to know: