Our Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant is named in honor of the Black inventor and entrepreneur who called Cleveland home. Morgan played an important role in the history of Cleveland Water and the plant that bears his name.
In celebration of this year’s #DrinkingWaterWeek, a national event recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives, Cleveland Water has planned a full week of activities and outreach efforts to celebrate with our customers.
Cleveland Water staff has resolved a malfunctioning chlorine feed at the Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant which caused decreased levels of chlorine in the water treatment process at this plant. Out of an abundance of caution, the plant has been taken out of service and the water our customers are receiving is safe to drink and use as normal.
On behalf of the City of Cleveland, Mayor Frank G. Jackson offers a Proclamation today, July 25, 2016, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of a Historic Rescue by Garrett Morgan and volunteers during the construction of Crib number 5 on this day in 1916. The proclamation also highlights the tunnelers who laid the groundwork for our water service today.
An excerpt from today’s commemoration event at the Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant:
This past Friday, we had the honor of hosting our suburban community mayors and representatives at Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant for our quarterly Suburban Water Council of Governments (COG) meeting. This quarter, members received updates on water rates, our Automated Meter Reading project and the Suburban Water Main Renewal Program.
Following the meeting, Interim Commissioner Alex Margevicius led members on a tour of the plant, beginning with the history of Cleveland’s water system and an explanation of our water treatment process.
Have you ever wondered how Cleveland Water travels from Lake Erie to your home?
In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, free tours of the Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant will be offered on Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join us to learn what it takes to offer safe drinking water to our 1.4 million customers.