Local Sewer District Writes Commencement Speech for the Ages

Who knew a local sewer district could write a rousing commencement speech for a class of graduates? We certainly didn’t — until we read this hilarious yet moving address from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) for the graduating class of 2022.

“From your very first bath and your entire potty-training journey, sewers have been there. From your first time splashing in the puddles along the curb or first splashing in Lake Erie waters, stormwater management has been there,” NEORSD wrote.

“…[H]onestly, everything you need to know in life you could have learned in wastewater treatment.

Lessons like ‘life is crappy sometimes.’”

NEORSD went on to encourage students to pursue a life of service and human connection, and to never forget the public utility that helped get them to where they are today.

Well done and bravo!


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