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Discolored water is safe to drink for residents, City of Cleveland says

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Posted at 7:27 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 07:27:23-04

CLEVELAND — Discolored water that some Cleveland Water customers may experience in portions of Northeast Ohio is safe to drink, the City of Cleveland said in a news release on Wednesday.

City officials say there is no boil alert in place and the water is safe to drink.

The affected areas include:

  • Beachwood
  • Highland Heights
  • Mayfield Village
  • Shaker Heights
  • Chagrin Falls
  • Highland Hills
  • Moreland Hills
  • South Euclid
  • Cleveland Heights
  • Hunting Valley
  • Orange
  • University Heights
  • East Cleveland
  • Lyndhurst
  • Pepper Pike
  • Warrensville Heights
  • Euclid
  • Mayfield
  • Richmond Heights
  • Woodmere
  • Gates Mills

Crews are working in the affected communities to flush hydrants throughout the system and keep the water as clear as possible.

Officials say if you experience discolored water, remember the water is safe to drink. However, you should avoid doing laundry.

Customers are also encouraged to call the 24-hour Emergency Line at 216-664-3060 and provide their name, address, telephone number and when the discoloration began.