Cleveland Department of Public Utilities reports impact of deep freeze

Straight from City Hall

CLEVELAND – Severe weather is a challenge for utilities crews.  Bitterly cold temperatures can lead to frozen pipes in the home and when temperatures rise, an increase in water main breaks.  High winds can damage power lines.

Cleveland’s Department of Public Utilities is continuing to monitor its systems and infrastructure and dispatch crews as necessary. The department has reported the following:

  • Water Pollution Control: No major issues to report.
  • CPP: No major outages at this time. CPP Customers without power should call 216.664.3156 to report their outage.
  • Cleveland Water: We have not seen an increase in water main breaks as of yet; but, with rising temperatures later this week, the freeze-thaw cycle will likely lead to additional water main breaks.  CWD is scheduling crews and contractors to respond as needed.

Cleveland Water also reports that some homeowners are experiencing frozen pipes. Most frozen lines occur on private property and are…

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