CLEVELAND — The Clean Water Fest is a celebration of all things water, and will take place this Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer plant in Cuyahoga Heights.
As part of WKYC Studios' Planet CLE campaign, we are a sponsor of the family-friendly event. Attendees can stop by WKYC Studios' table to meet 3News meteorologist Jason Mikell, who will be there at noon, and have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a chance to win a rain barrel painted by local artist Linda Zolten Wood.
The festival will feature more than 60 exhibit booths with games and prizes, food trucks, face painting, guided tours, and more. Tour offerings include three types:
- Walking tours of the sewer's Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center
- 5 1/2-mile bike tour
- Laboratory tour
Other features for guests are gift bags, free ice cream, and popcorn, along with various stage events throughout the day.
"We've done this every year; we do it bigger and better and awesomer," Jessica Shutty, community specialist at NEORSD, said on WKYC Studios' community engagement show "We The People." "This is the first time we are back since COVID in 2019, so we have a lot of fun things planned. It's all family friendly, all the events. You won't be bored."
This year marks the 11th annual Clean Water Fest, and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is celebrating its 50th anniversary. For more information, visit neorsd.org.