Fire needs three things in order to burn – oxygen, heat and fuel – and water makes it hard for the fuel to be in contact with the air. So, water helps to prevent combustion and thus, fire. That means we have a few friends at our local fire departments we need to support; and, more than 75,000 fire hydrants throughout out service area to which we need to keep the water, and water pressure, flowing!
Delivering safe, quality drinking water to our customers is important. It takes a lot of science and a lot of engineering – from chemistry, biology and freshwater ecology to civil, sanitary and electrical engineering. Understanding laws, regulations, and industry standards are also critical to ensuring the water we provide our customers is safe.
Looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids? Plan now to stop by our annual Drinking Water Week Open House!
Each year, we invite our friends to join us at one of our four water treatment plants for tours, demonstrations and a host of fun, family-friendly activities in honor of Drinking Water Week. This year, we’ll be opening the doors of our Nottingham Water Treatment Plant, 1300 Chardon Road in Cleveland, on May 13th from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, May 13th.
The purpose of the Water Review Board is to provide a neutral forum to settle disputes concerning your water service. The Board is not an extension of the collections process. Instead, the Water Review Board acts as an objective third party in order to make unbiased decisions about your dispute based on the facts presented in each case.
This week, Cleveland Water submitted our lead cityside connection map and supporting documentation in accordance with Ohio House Bill 512 (HB512). The bill requires community water systems to identify and map areas known or likely to contain lead service lines. The maps will also assist Ohio EPA with ensuring proper lead and copper sampling is conducted in areas of lead service lines and proper notifications are made to customers.
At Cleveland Water, we work hard to provide safe, quality drinking water at a fair and reasonable rate, but we know that’s not always enough, so we have partnered to offer programs that will help keep the water flowing, even when times are tough. Below is a guest post from the Cleveland Housing Network (CHN) with some of the many great programs they have available to help make life and all of its necessities more affordable for you and your family.