3-Day Music Festival Puts Plumbing to the Test

50,000 guests swarm Minnesota site, clogging toilets with cellphones, cowboy hats, wallets and a whole lot of clothing.
3-Day Music Festival Puts Plumbing to the Test
Restrooms at the WE Fest grounds become flooded with cellphones, shoes, glow sticks and lots of clothing during the three-day annual event. (Photo courtesy Grand Forks Herald)

Keeping the water flowing and toilets flushing can be a challenge during the three days of WE Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Each August, the typically tranquil resort community of 9,000 swells to over 50,000 during the event, billed as America’s Largest Country Music and...

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