Enhancing Lead Treatment With InformationMarch 20, 2017
The city of Cleveland Water Department provides water to 79 different communities in Northeast Ohio. Lakewood is one of them.
In an effort to reassure residents about the safety of our drinking water, Cleveland Water Commissioner Alex Margevicius issued a statement, outlining the processes the department uses to treat the lead in the drinking water.
In addition to heavily investing in state-of-the-art facilities, the department continues to treat the water with orthophosphate, an anti-corrosive and proven effective technique for reducing the risk of lead in the water.
Twenty-five years ago, Cleveland Water’s lead level was 22 micrograms per liter. To put that in perspective, today Cleveland Water’s lead level is 2.7 micrograms per liter.
That’s 88 percent lover than it was in 1992 and nearly six times lower than the federal limit.
“The health and safety of our customers will always be our first priority, but we know that’s not enough,” he said. “We want our customers to know they can trust the water we deliver, and so, we will continue to our efforts to provide tools and information and seek ways in which we can do more.”