Some eastern suburb residents seeing cloudy and discolored water

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MAYFIELD HTS, OH – If you are a resident of certain east side suburbs, you may have noticed that your water is looking very cloudy and discolored Tuesday evening.

But no matter how bad it looks, the City of Cleveland Water Department says that the water is safe to drink and use.

The cities and towns affected are in what’s called the “2nd high suburbs” and affects the eastern half of that service area. Towns in that area include Mayfield Heights, Richmond Heights, South Euclid, Lyndhurst and Bedford Heights.

Click here to go to the City of Cleveland Water Department’s interactive service area map.

The culprit is all of this is a 42-inch transmission main which is undergoing scheduled repairs. The water department tells Fox 8 that crews are working in the affected towns to flush the hydrants in order to keep the water as clear as possible.

The discoloration could last for the next 24 hours, until Wednesday evening.

If you’d like updates on the repairs, you can follow @ClevelandWater on Twitter and subscribe to the water department’s newsletter. If your home continues to have discolored or cloudy water, you can contact Cleveland Water’s 24-hour water emergency line at 216-664-3060.