Straight from the Tap

Getting to Know the Nottingham Water Treatment Plant

The Nottingham Water Treatment Plant is one of Cleveland Water’s four interconnected water treatment plants, built on seventy-seven acres of City owned property bounded by St. Clair Avenue, Chardon Road, the Nickel Plate Railroad and Euclid Creek. Nottingham was built to help meet increased demand spurred by a sudden growth in suburban residents on the east side in the 1940s.  Nottingham was placed into service in September 1951. The cost of building the plant, including the Intake extending several miles out into Lake Erie, was approximately $21 million.

Cleveland Water to Discuss Importance of Clean Water at PechaKucha

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 10th, the long awaited PechaKucha is taking place at the Music Box Supper Club from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Presented by Sustainable Cleveland, the event features 8 presentations on the topic of Clean Water. PechaKucha, Japanese for "chit-chat" and pronounced "peh-CHAK-chah", is a style of presenting where each person is allowed to show 20 images of their work and each image is pre-timed to 20 seconds.

Cleveland Water Celebrates National Public Works Week

On Thursday, May 21st, we joined Cleveland Water Pollution Control (WPC) along with students from the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD) and a number of other Cleveland organizations to celebrate National Public Works and Safety Week (NPWW). The students had a blast playing various educational games, seeing different demonstrations and equipment and ultimately being able to learn and appreciate the professions of public workers.

Portion of Jennings Road Closed for Street Restoration

Jennings Road was closed today from Gino Road north to Bradley Road so crews can complete the restoration of the road damaged by a water main break last week. In order to complete the repairs, crews will remove and replace a large section of concrete from the road and replace 350 feet of the sidewalk and curb.

In order ensure a safe work zone and notify motorists, City of Cleveland Traffic Engineering placed signs at Spring Road and at the bottom of Bradley Road. Crews will allow local access only for motorists to pass though the work zone while the repairs are being made.

Sunday’s Discolored Water for Eastern Suburbs No Cause for Concern

On Sunday, May 17th, we experienced a brief power outage at one of our eastern pump stations. As a result, some customers in Beachwood, Solon, Orange, Pepper Pike, Mayfield Heights and Woodmere experienced discolored water. Crews were dispatched and worked through the night to flush hydrants and help clear the water as quickly as possible. As of Monday morning, the water was back to normal and no further reports of discolored water were received.

Investing In Our Assets

We know a reliable supply of safe drinking water is critical to the success of our region. Northeast Ohio is blessed with a great and ample source of water – Lake Erie – but it takes a lot of work and infrastructure to deliver it to our 1.4 million customers. Cleveland, like most other older cities, is facing an inevitable aging of its infrastructure.

Cleveland Water welcomes new Public Utilities Director

We would like to welcome our new Cleveland Public Utilities Director Robert L. Davis. Director Davis was sworn in to office this week by Mayor Frank G. Jackson in the Red Room at Cleveland City Hall. He comes to us from Warren, Ohio where he served as Director of Utility Services for the past 14 years.  

Open House at Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant a Great Success on a Great Lake

On May 9th, Cleveland Water celebrated National Drinking Water Week by offering tours and activities for all at our oldest water treatment plant, Garrett A. Morgan. We were pleased to welcome nearly 2,000 people to learn firsthand how water gets from Lake Erie to homes and businesses!

A Moment in History – The Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant

In a city that sits at the midpoint of a lake with over 100 trillion gallons of water, it is surprising to many that the lake was not the origin of this city’s water supply. It wasn’t until the mid 1850’s that water from the lake became the main supply source; before that, water came from spring wells and was not filtered, leading to many water borne diseases such as cholera and dysentery.

Tapping into S.T.E.P. Graduation

The S.T.E.P. Program celebrated the graduation of its 21st class this month. S.T.E.P is an educational outreach program designed to peak students' interests in career fields involving mathematics, science, engineering and other technical related fields. For seven months, students completed educational tours, journal assignments and homework assignments.

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