RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) – Communities across Cleveland’s east side were impacted by a water main break in Richmond Heights. The break happened around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on Highland Rd.
The boil advisory for Cleveland Water customers in parts of Highland Heights, Richmond Heights, Lyndhurst, South Euclid, Euclid, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, University Heights, and Gates Mills has been lifted for all customers, the City of Cleveland and Cleveland Water announced in a press release Wednesday afternoon.
The release states that Cleveland Water received results from the water samples taken from 36 locations in the advisory area and the results showed no pathogens were present. Officials say the water is safe to drink and use. They say you may notice some cloudy water for the next few days, but it’s still safe to drink.
“Flushing plumbing by running all cold water faucets, tubs and showers at the same time for 5 minutes may help clear the cloudiness,” the release states.
Many people in the area were without water following the water main break.
Others were left with very low water pressure.
Cleveland Water told FOX 8, crews had to isolate the break on a 54” water main.
Cleveland Water said around 10:30 a.m. that the water main break had been isolated and that water pressures were building back.
About a dozen schools closed due to the water main break.
Highland Rd. will be closed for repairs from Trebisky to Georgetown for at least several more days.