CLEVELAND -- A boil advisory that was issued for a number of eastern suburbs Saturday has been lifted.
The advisory was issued after a malfunction caused a valve at a storage tank to open prior to completing necessary bacteria tests.
The Cleveland Water Department says multiple rounds of bacteria tests indicated the water was safe, and residents were never at risk.
“The safety of our customers is our number one priority,” said Alex Margevicius, Commissioner of Water. “While we were confident the water was safe, we put the advisory in place out of an abundance of caution while we conducted the appropriate bacteria tests to confirm this belief.”
The area affected covered from Chagrin Boulevard south to Aurora Road/Solon Road and Northfield Center Road east to the Chagrin River. Towns and cities in this area included parts of Moreland Hills, Woodmere, Orange, Highland Hills, Warrensville Heights, North Randall, Beachwood, Bedford Heights, Solon, and Bentleyville.