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A red fire hydrant with water gushing from it

During a heatwave, customers may be tempted to open hydrants in an effort to stay cool. While we agree that Cleveland Water is cool and refreshing, opening hydrants can be dangerous.

May 22, 2023

Garden hose coiled around a reel

Taking a drink of water from a garden hose on a hot summer day may be a fond childhood memory. But in reality, most outdoor faucets and garden hoses, especially those made prior to 2014, are not meant to be used for drinking water.

May 08, 2023

Home Plumbing, Water Quality
Four test tubes showing various levels of turbidity

Strong spring storms that churn Lake Erie waters and increase water runoff mix more sediment and other particulate matter into the lake water. The resulting murky water measures higher in a water quality parameter called turbidity. Of the many water quality parameters we monitor, turbidity is one of the more important ones.

Apr 25, 2023

Water Quality
A man hold a glass and fills it with water at the kitchen sink

Drinking tap water is an easy way to stay healthy, save money, and help the planet.

Apr 14, 2023

Affordability, Hydration
An excavator digs a trench in a road for a new water main while a crew member looks on.

Cleveland Water funds water main replacement projects in direct service suburbs through our Suburban Water Main Replacement Program. Funds totaling $15 million are awarded twice each year.

Apr 12, 2023

Looking east at downtown Cleveland with Lake Erie on the left and the coastline on the right

The first step in providing safe, affordable drinking water is keeping Lake Erie - our source of drinking water - clean and healthy. Our everyday actions affect the quality of the lake and the health of its watershed. There are simple actions we can all take to help protect our local waterways and Lake Erie.

Apr 10, 2023

Lake Erie, Water Quality