NOTICE: Clean Water Fest will shift to online event for 2020
Uncertainty around summer, fall public events leads us to change focus for this year’s Clean Water Fest to become virtual, planning for return to a live celebration in 2021
April 30, 2020 — Clean Water Fest, our annual September celebration of all things water and environment, has come to draw crowds in the thousands for the last several years. Hundreds of employees, dozens of exhibitors, and busloads of guests from even beyond our service area have joined us. This year was expected to result in more of the same.
However, in light of the State of Ohio’s latest social distancing guidance and the uncertain future of social events in the summer and fall, Clean Water Fest will not be hosted as a public gathering at our facilities on September 12, 2020 as originally planned.
We are currently reassessing the 2020 event in order to develop an online experience for guests of all ages with more details to come in the weeks ahead.
This is not an easy decision. But we believe it is in the interest of our guests and our employees.
Our employees and departments who devote their time and talents to make Clean Water Fest the national-award-winning event it is speak to the pride, creativity, and commitment that drives our clean-water work—which is why we are choosing to refocus that energy in the time we have this summer to make Clean Water Fest an online September experience unlike anything we have done before. We can do it, and we are excited to do so.
COVID-19 has changed the landscape. It will not change our commitment to effective and creative outreach.
More information is coming soon. Since February, our entire workforce has responded COVID-19 challenges, and we are safer because of it. We are proud to continue serving you and are looking forward to a new Clean Water Fest in September. Stay tuned.
Questions about participation or partnerships? Contact us today.