The District partners with the Lorain County Commissioners, Lorain County Engineer, Lorain County Prosecutor’s office, 18 Townships, the Village of South Amherst, City of Oberlin, Village of Kipton, and Village of Rochester in 2023 to respond to local needs and federal regulations to develop and manage a cost-effective program to more effectively manage stormwater drainage and flooding issues throughout the County.

  • Stormwater Management Plan
  • Ohio EPA Annual Report
  • Annual Grant Programs
    • Community Grants, Mini Grants, & Planning Grants
  • District Projects
  • Logjam Removal
  • NPDES Permit Compliance

The Lorain County Stormwater District is providing funding opportunities for stormwater infrastructure projects throughout the District. Projects are identified and submitted to the District by the local township trustees. Applications are made available on an annual basis.

Types of Projects

Stormwater infrastructure projects include (but are not limited to):

  • Stormwater detention projects
  • Integration of green in infrastructure into public facilities (i.e. township halls) such as pervious pavement, rain gardens;
  • Acquisition of easements for stream buffers, wetland protections;
  • Improvements to public stormwater conveyance systems including culverts, pipes/tile, and ditches.

The District also works with the Townships to remove log jams. The District requests that the Township submit a request to address log jams as they are identified. Location map and permission from property owners are needed to allow the District to investigate the log jam, estimate cost if it is something that can be addressed, and then bid out and supervise that the work is completed.

Residents of Lorain County, Ohio who live in the unincorporated areas are encouraged to contact their local trustees with potential projects. For further information, please contact Don Romancak at 440-328-2325 or via email.