The Cleveland Water Blog

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Keep Fire Hydrants in Mind When Shoveling Snow

Cleveland Water supplies water to nearly 75,000 fire hydrants across the 80 communities we serve. Help us and local firefighters by keeping hydrants clear of snow.

Staying Hydrated During Winter

We're all familiar with the need to keep hydrated during hot weather. But hydration is just as important during winter because cold air means dry air.

How to Thaw a Frozen Water Pipe

The low temperatures and cold winds of winter can make your water pipes susceptible to freezing.  And if a frozen pipe bursts, it can cause serious and expensive damage.

Protect Your Pipes During Severe Winter Weather

The single-digit temperatures and negative wind chills that come with severe winter weather cause all sorts of problems — plumbing issues included.

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!

How to Winterize Your Plumbing

Winter weather will be here before you know it. And once temperatures drop, your water pipes and meter can be susceptible to freezing. Frozen pipes cause expensive, frustrating, and unnecessary damage.

How We Prepare for Winter Weather

While never convenient, harsh winter weather is a reality for us in Northeast Ohio. But at Cleveland Water, we do everything we can to minimize the impact it may have on your drinking water.

Winter Weather Update

With the bitterly cold temperatures our region has been experiencing, Department of Public Utilities Director Robert Davis, Cleveland Water Commission Alex Margevicius, and Chief of Distribution and Maintenance Kim Thompson provided an update on how the severe winter weather has affected operations and how customers can protect their homes. 

Protect Your Home BEFORE Temperatures Drop

We’re already hearing this year’s winter season is going to be colder and snowier than last year. As we prepare ourselves with warmer layers and put the ice scrapers back in the car, remember, when temperatures drop your water pipes and meter are susceptible to freezing which can cause expensive, frustrating and unnecessary damage. Fortunately, it’s easier than you might think to protect your home and control your utility costs!