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GOOD: Employees run 5K around our largest treatment plant for charity, wellness

When you operate one of the largest wastewater treatment plants of its kind in the country, you can make a lot of good things happen. And that’s not even considering the hundreds of millions of gallons of water treated on a daily basis.

Our employees’ latest idea: Why not map a 5-kilometer route around the inside of the plant and welcome employees and their families to run for a good cause?

That’s what employees did September 14 as the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District held its first-ever Cuyahoga River Clean Water Classic 5K Run/Walk at the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center in Cuyahoga Heights.

Coordinated by two employee committees—the Employee Charity Committee and the Health & Wellness Committee—the event raised more than $800 for this year’s Charity Choice campaign, an annual effort to support Community Shares, the United Way, and the United Negro College Fund. All race expenses were funded by employee contributions, and nearly 20 volunteers helped make the day a success.

Congrats to our overall winners and the winners in each of our age groups.

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