Free. Fun. Fab.
Our festival of all things water is Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 9:00 until 4:00. A full day of free games, giveaways, tours, trucks, education and inspiration unlike any other. Join thousands of our closest friends from Northeast Ohio and beyond at Clean Water Fest. Check out our 2022 photo gallery.
4747 East 49th Street, Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125
Parking will be available just down the street at our Southerly Treatment Plant. Follow the parking signs and we will have shuttles running to and from the main event from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 pm.
Hundreds tour one of the country's largest treatment plants
Guests of all ages will tour a working wastewater treatment plant, one of the largest of the kind in the country, our Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center. Nearly 300 acres of working equipment gives visitors a real-world experience of the innovation needed to protect clean water and public health. Our award-winning and state-certified laboratory is also a tour highlight and we have the photos to prove it.
Water cycling: Bike tours traverse park trails, treatment plant
More than 40 riders will weave their way through a 5-mile bicycle course inside our Southerly treatment center and the connected trails through the Cleveland Metroparks, highlighting our seen and unseen infrastructure along the way.
Games, prizes, and winners giveaways for all
Hundreds of guests play games, earn prizes, and walk away winners with newfound knowledge of the work it takes to protect our environment. If you would like to host an exhibit space at our 2023 Clean Water Fest, reach out.
Last year: Live broadcasts give glimpse into comms, climate, more
Jason Mikell and Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells
CEO Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells sat down with Jason Mikell of WKYC to talk about the realities of climate change and its impact on our sewer and stream networks. They also discussed why Clean Water Fest exists, why investment in infrastructure matters, and personal responsibility.
Dan Moulthrop and John Gonzalez
John Gonzalez is the voice of our @neorsd Twitter account. The City Club of Cleveland CEO Dan Moulthrop spoke to John about the Sewer District's unique approach to Twitter, why it works, and what makes it possible.
Plan ahead for 2023: Saturday, September 23
Our 2023 Clean Water Fest is already being planned, and we're already accepting exhibitor reservations. If you are interested in becoming a partner or booking an event space, reach out to us.