The Cleveland Water Blog

Tags: Winter Weather

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.

Why Do More Water Main Breaks Occur During Winter?

Northeast Ohio winters can cause quite a few headaches, including water main breaks. Outside of winter, we average 3 to 5 main breaks a day. During the winter, that average increases to 5 to 7 breaks daily and even more if we experience an extreme cold spell.

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 Main Breaks: What to Expect

Northeast Ohio winters are known to cause quite a few headaches, including water main breaks. When temperatures drop below freezing and stay there for an extended period of time, customers are likely to see an increase in breaks.

Winter Recap: Implementing Lessons Learned & Planning for the Future

According to the calendar, spring is officially here. And as the cold temperatures finally subside, we’re taking a look at the impact this winter had on our infrastructure.

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