Cleveland Water Alert Update
(Courtesy: MGN Online)
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Water reported on Saturday that people living in the eastern suburbs and northeastern areas of the city were still experiencing discolored water.
A notice was sent out on Friday that tap water may look yellowish, but no boil alert was issued and the water was safe to drink.
Crews were working to flush out the system and the water was expected to clear up in a few days.
People were advised to refrain from doing laundry since it is possible for the water to stain clothing.
Manganese, that naturally occurs in the lake, tinted the water, the Cleveland Division of Water said.
Higher than normal levels of the element entered the Nottingham Treatment Plant which services the impacted areas, including:
- Cleveland – Eastern Borders
- Cleveland Heights
- East Cleveland
- South Euclid
- Gates Mills
- Highland Heights
- Mayfield Heights
- Richmond Heights
- Pepper Pike
- Shaker Heights
- University Heights
The Cleveland Division of Water said it was monitoring the water quality and adjusting the treatment process as necessary.