EVENT: Go underground and behind the scenes as we #FollowTheFlow during Infrastructure Week May 11
“Go with the flow” has a meaning of its own. “Follow the flow” is going to get a little more interesting.
May 11-15 marks the third year for Infrastructure Week, a national celebration of country’s infrastructure systems and the essential role they play in our economy. To celebrate Infrastructure Week 2015, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is planning a week-long series of behind-the-scenes tours for local media and elected officials, and you can #FollowTheFlow with the Sewer District all Infrastructure Week long and trace wastewater’s path from the sewer system to Lake Erie.
Monday, May 11
millions of gallons of wastewater are transported daily to one of the
Sewer District’s three wastewater treatment plants. Although hidden, our
infrastructure works seamlessly to transport this
flow, protecting our clean-water environment.
200’ Deep: Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station
Doubling Capacity: Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant
all wastewater that enters the Sewer District’s plants receives full treatment. That’s changing. Experience first-hand the impact Project
Clean Lake has on our Easterly Wastewater Treatment Plant, including expansion plans to increase full treatment capacity to 400 million gallons per day.
this combined sewer outfall discharged raw sewage into Lake Erie almost 50 times each year. With the Sewer District’s past investments, an overflow occurs just once every couple of years. But, when this happens, it’s a big story. What’s behind that 9-foot iron gate? Join us and see for yourself.