Where Does It Go? Sewer District Open House Sept. 15

Who says wastewater isn't fun? An excited group of visitors leaves for a tour of the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Spending so much time on our “thrones” may sometimes lead our minds to wonder: What happens after the flush? Where does it go? How does all that dirty water get clean? On September 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., find out answers to all these questions and more at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Open House and Clean Water Fest.

This free family-friendly event will give the public an opportunity to come learn about wastewater treatment, stormwater management and our clean water environment in an engaging and entertaining way. Tour a working wastewater treatment plan (on bikes as an option) and the laboratory, see all the giant work trucks and step inside the Sewer Simulator!

“Our annual Open House is a way to give back to the ratepayers and to show people the work that we do and why it’s important. We have over 70 interactive exhibitors, lots of activities for all ages, plant tours and lab tours. We have more and more people who come each year and we keep growing!  It’s an amazing event!” says Jessica Shutty, Communications Relations Specialist for the Sewer District.

Kids can hang out with Wally Waterdrop, see some exciting experiments with Zach the Mad Scientist and get a front row seat to Jungle Terry’s animal exhibit. They can also head on over to the face painting booth and or decorate their own hard hats. The open house has numerous educational hands on exhibits; there is a little bit of everything for everyone.

During a fun-filled day; treat your sweet tooth with some ice cream and explore through the food trucks that will be on site such as Barrio, Up in Smoke and more.

If you love your Great Lake and want to learn more about how to keep it great, the Open House is the place to be!

For more details go to neorsd.org/OpenHouse or follow the Sewer District @neorsd #CleanWaterFest

Jennifer Elting

By Alexia Castillo. Alexia is an intern with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and is currently a senior at Kent State University.

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