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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

EVENT: You really gotta go. To the #neorsdTOUR Open House September 19

If urine need of a fun, free, family-friendly event, then you’ve really gotta go. To the Sewer District’s annual Open House.

On September 19, the Sewer District will open its doors to the public to answer the question, "Where Does It Go?" Be there.

At the Open House, guests will have opportunities to tour the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center—the largest treatment plant of its kind in the State of Ohio—and conduct experiments with Mark the Mad Scientist in the laboratory. Explore the soon-to-debut Sewer Simulator, and sit behind the wheels of our work trucks.

"Come see first-hand just what we 'doo' to keep our Great Lake great," said Kellie Rotunno, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Chief Operating Officer. "After all, you can’t spell flush without us."

Enjoy ice cream and popcorn as you stop by more than 50 exhibitor booths representing Sewer District departments and environmental partners. If you’re feeling pooped, grab a quick bite from a food truck and take a load off in our rest area.
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District OPEN HOUSE
4747 East 49th Street, Environmental and Maintenance Services Center
Saturday, September 19, 2015
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour departs at 3:00)
RSVP and register for a chance to win a special event Prize Pack:
"Clean water is everyone’s responsibility and our work is vital to the health of Greater Cleveland," said Constance Haqq, Director of Administration and External Affairs.

Start a movement. Invite your friends and family. It’s sure to be the number one event in the number two business.

  • Mark the Mad Scientist
  • HOW TO build a rain garden
  • HOW TO know and make your own environmentally-friendly cleaning products
  • Atmospheric Adventures with Jon Loufman
  • Jungle Terry
  • ALL ABOUT road salt’s impacts on the environment


Other activities:
  • Face painting and balloons for kids
  • Decorate your own hardhat and other crafts
  • Help paint a rain barrel
  • Photo ops with Wally Waterdrop, our K9 Officer Storm, and other special guests including Slider from the Cleveland Indians
  • Dispose of expired and unwanted medication at our safe Drug Drop-Off

What the flush? Pittsburgh thinks they’re better than Cleveland? No way!
The Sewer District is taking on Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (Alcosan) in a battle of treatment plant open houses. Who will win? Show your support by tweeting @neorsd for Cleveland or @alcosanWWTP for Pittsburgh. #neorsdTOUR

Official stuff
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.

Signs will be posted directing attendees to off-site parking; attendees will be bussed to event.

Additional information is available at

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