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 ATTENTION UTILITY CUSTOMERS – UPDATE APRIL 6, 2016

Current bills have not yet been mailed.  We appreciate your patience.  We are still experiencing delays due to our computer conversion.  You may be experiencing problems getting through to our office as the call volume continues to be high with customers looking for their bills, and having problems making payments.   If stopping by our office, you may also experience long lines at this time as many customers are coming in person to find answers. 

Bills have not yet been mailed, and at this point we cannot provide an estimated mail date.  The software provider, the bill printer, our office, and the City IT department have been working diligently to try to resolve the matter.  The payment due date will be extended through end of business at 4:00 pm on April 25.  No penalties will be accessed until after that date.  If further delays prevent mailing by April 12, we will extend this further. 

Those trying to make payments online or over the phone may have noticed the change from customer number to tenant number.  Your new number still has the same eight digit account number, but it will be followed by a three digit “tenant number”.  Example 20198689-002.  The first eight digits are the account number, the last three are the “tenant number.”    We apologize for any problems you may have reaching us due to the high call volume.

Customers who have automatic withdrawal from their checking account (ACH) will continue to have the withdrawal on April 12th provided the bills our out by April 11th.

Customers who were having their bills emailed, will receive a print copy in the mail for this month.  You will continue to receive a mailed copy of the bill until the email billing process has been fixed in the new software. 

Thank you in advance for your patience during this time.  We will continue to post updates as available.

 

 

About Utilities Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Water Division is to provide safe potable drinking water to the public by treating raw water and managing and maintaining the water distribution system, while ensuring effective and efficient operations.

 

Purpose

•  Purification: Produce safe potable water
•  Distribution: Maintain distribution system that transports safe potable water to customers
•  Engineering: Inspects installation of waterlines and meters and maintain water and sewer line records
•  Billing: Collects revenue generated by the sale of drinking water and the processing of wastewater

 

UTILITY DEPARTMENT  CONTACTS

FOR ALL EMERGENCIES AFTER HOURS PLEASE CALL 204-2280  

Water Billing
Debra Amador, Office Manager 
1106 First Street
204-2500
     Press 2 to Make a Payment
     Press 3 for an Account Representative - To Start or Stop Service, Questions on your Bill, or  Speak to the Credit Counselor
Lobby open 8:30 am - 4pm, Monday - Friday
 
Water Distribution 
Jim Malick, Superintendent
1106 First Street
204-2285 -To report a leak, for cloudy or dirty water, low water pressure, or to schedule a tap
AFTER HOURS OR FOR AN EMERGENCY 204-2280
Office hours 7am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
 
Sewer Collections 
Vacant- Superintendent
6301½ West Erie Avenue
204-2200 - For sewer backups, missing manhole covers or inlet grates, broken sewer lines, or water coming out of manholes
AFTER HOURS OR FOR AN EMERGENCY 204-2280
Office hours 7am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
 
Administration Division 
Mary Ivan-Garza, Director of Utilities 
Paul Wilson, Assistant Director of Utiltiies 
1106 First Street 
204-2501
Office hours 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
   
Water Purification
William Gollnitz, Superintendent
1106 First Street
204-2280
Office hours 7am - 3 pm, Monday - Friday
Operators on duty 24/7
 
PQM Wastewater Plant 
Doug Brown, Superintendent
6301 West Erie Avenue 
204-2210
Office hours 7am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
Operators on duty 24/7
 
Black River Plant 
Alex Berki, Supterintendent
100 Alabama Avenue
288-0281
Office hours 7am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
Operators on duty 24/7 

 

Announcements

 

Job Announcement: Telecommunicator/Information Officer

 Applications being accepted with the Lorain Civil Service office through June 24th.  Please see attachment for full job description. additional information
 

Lorain Duck Derby

On Sunday, June 26, 2016 the Lorain International Festival will be holding the Duck Derby at Black River Landing at 3:00 p.m. Attached is the Duck Adoption Entry Form for those interested in purchasing a single, a quack or a flock of the 5,000 ducks that will be racing to the finish line. The Grand Prize winner will receive $1,000 cash! Proceeds from the Duck Derby will benefit the Lorain International Association and the Boys and Girls Club of Lorain County. For further details contact Geri Pastor at 440-282-4054. additional information
 

Lorain Police Safety Town

 Lorain Police Safety Town will run the weeks of June 20th, June 27th, July 11th, and July 18th.  Please see attachment for full details. additional information
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