The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s annual open house over the weekend highlighted how the region’s water keeps improving. And visitors also got to see how the district treats nearly two billion gallons of water each week.
The open houses started as small tours about a decade ago, but have morphed into the day-long Clean Water Festival complete with hands-on exhibits and presentations by some of the organizations that work with the sewer district. Spokeswoman Jenn Elting says one of those groups is Kurtz Bros. landscaping. The company – located around the corner – has been buying the residual bio-solids ash that results from the sewer district’s treatment of raw sewage.