NEORSD's annual open house is September 15, 2018 Uncategorized

Thousands expected at Sewer District’s Open House September 15

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The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District once again opens the doors to help answer the age-old question, “Where Does It Go?” Join thousands of fellow water lovers on September 15 for the Sewer District’s Open House. Clean water lovers unite for wastewater treatment plant tours, lab tours, huge utility trucks, activities, education, and lots of free fun. It’s the #1 event in the #2 business.

The annual event attracts more visitors every year; last year attracted nearly 3,000 visitors. Guests can tour Southerly, the largest wastewater treatment plant in the State of Ohio, visit the award-winning laboratory, visit the large work trucks and tour the Sewer Simulator, conduct experiments with “Zach the Mad Scientist,” decorate a custom hard hat, and more. Also offered is face painting, balloon animals, and arts and crafts.

Event Details

Saturday, September 15, 2018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour at 3 p.m.)
4747 East 49th Street, Cuyahoga Heights

This year’s event footprint includes more than 70 hands-on and educational exhibits showcasing the work of the Sewer District and partnering organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.

Back by popular demand is the bike tour! Preregistered participants can take a 5.5-mile tour of the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center.

Tours are first-come, first-served. Treatment plant and lab tours depart every 15 minutes. The plant tour is via bus with minimal walking, the lab tour includes science experiments and is a walking tour. Please wear closed-toe shoes for tours; hard hats and safety glasses will be provided.

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District treats more than 250 million gallons of wastewater each and every day; more than half flows through the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center in Cuyahoga Heights. Southerly is the largest wastewater treatment plant in the State of Ohio.

Stop by the Sewer District’s Open House on September 15.

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