Lorain County’s Approach to Stormwater Management
Local leaders have asked Lorain County Government and their staff to develop and manage a cost-effective program that will comply with the water quality regulations of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and begin to more effectively manage storm water drainage and flooding issues throughout the County.
The Lorain County Stormwater Management District strives to enhance the quality of life in Lorain County by utilizing a watershed approach to meet and maintain the water quality permit requirements of the U.S. EPA, and responsibly address drainage and floodplain management within available resources.
Increased stormwater management practices will improve the water quality in and around Lorain County - creating a better environment for local wildlife and providing future generations with the opportunity to enjoy local waterways while managing the effects of growing development in the County.
Storm Water Rules Related to Land Disturbing/Construction
Anyone disturbing earth through construction, grading or any other activity except for agriculture needs to be in compliance with the rules and regulations for Erosion and Sediment Control administered by the Lorain County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Comprehensive Storm Water Management Program administered by the Lorain County Engineer's Office. Any questions on the programs should be directed to the appropriate agency.
Click on the links for Rules:
NEW! Answers to Property Owner Questions on District Ditch Petition yellow card
NEW! SWD Ditch Petition - 2016
NEW! 2017 Grant Application Cover Letter
(Submit by Fri., Dec. 9, 2016)
NEW! SWAC Application Form 2016 for 2017 Award
Form: Easement Form