The District safeguards public health and water safety while protecting the environment.

Upcoming Event

Lorain County Ohio Government - On March 29th at 9am, Great Lakes National Program Office Director Tinka Hyde will be speaking at the Palace Theater in Lorain. Come hear what the County, City, Port and Black River AOC Advisory Committee have been doing in bringing Federal Dollars back to our watershed to improve and protect our River and our Lake. Also learn about waterfront development and economic development opportunities.

Click here for more information and to rsvp to this FREE EVENT!

2016 Stormwater Report

2016 Stormwater Report was submitted to Ohio EPA on March 30, 2017 on behalf of the County and Townships of Amherst, Carlisle, Columbia, Eaton, Elyria, Grafton and Sheffield and the City of Oberlin as co-permittees of Lorain County.

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: 

Erosion and Sediment Control Rules

Scott Nelson (440) 326-5808


Comprehensive Storm Water Management Rules

Peter Zwick (440) 329-5586