Eastern suburbs experiencing discolored water

NORTHEAST OHIO (WOIO) - Residents who live in eastern suburbs of Cleveland are experiencing discolored water.

The water is safe to drink and it is not harmful if ingested, but customers should refrain from doing laundry since it can stain your clothing. THERE IS NO BOIL ALERT IN EFFECT.

The discoloration of the water is a result of manganese which is a natural occurring in the lake.

Unfortunately, higher than normal levels entered into our Nottingham Treatment Plant which services the impacted areas. As a result, it has caused the water to have a yellowish color.

Crews are working to flush out the system as quickly as possible and we expect the water to clear up in a few days.

Euclid Police say they have hydrants open throughout the city to flush the water out.  They ask that you do not call police to report the hydrants open.

The following suburbs are being impacted:

Cleveland - Eastern Borders


Cleveland Heights

East Cleveland


South Euclid

Gates Mills

Highland Heights



Mayfield Heights

Richmond Heights

Pepper Pike


Shaker Heights

University Heights

For the latest information, please contact Cleveland Water's 24-hr Trouble Line at 216-664-3060.

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