Beginning May 1, 2017, residential bulk trash will be collected once per month on your regularly scheduled pickup day and on the same week each month. Items that by size or weight are too large to fit in the container may be placed next to the blue trash container on the bulk collection day. Miscellaneous household furniture and appliances may be set out on your bulk collection day. All mattresses must be wrapped in plastic and sealed with heavy duty tape. Extra bags of trash cannot be placed on the curb during bulk collection days. To reach Republic Waste, please call 1-800-433-1309.

Lorain bulk waste pick up weeks will be on your normal collection day, during the second full week of each month:

July 10, 2017
Aug. 14, 2017
Sept. 11, 2017
Oct. 9, 2017
Nov. 13, 2017
Dec. 11, 2017







  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.



•  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




Water Billing
Debra Amador, Office Manager 
1106 First Street
     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
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
Office hours 7am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
Administration Division 
Mary Ivan-Garza, Director of Utilities 
Paul Wilson, Assistant Director of Utiltiies 
1106 First Street 
Office hours 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Water Purification
William Gollnitz, Superintendent
1106 First Street
Office hours 7am - 3 pm, Monday - Friday
Operators on duty 24/7
PQM Wastewater Plant 
Doug Brown, Superintendent
6301 West Erie Avenue 
Office hours 7am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
Operators on duty 24/7
Black River Plant 
Alex Berki, Supterintendent
100 Alabama Avenue
Office hours 7am - 3pm, Monday - Friday
Operators on duty 24/7 




TOWN HALL MEETING: Opiate & Heroin Issue in Lorain County

Lorain Faith United Methodist Church invites all to a Town Hall Meeting to discuss Opiate and Heroin Issues in Lorain County and Solutions to Address this Epidemic. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Lorain Faith United Methodist Church, 2201 Reid Avenue, Lorain, OH. All are encouraged and welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the meeting will be held from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. For additional information see the attached flyer or reach out to Karen Hollingsworth at 440.244.3144 or Elaine Georgas at 440.282.9920. additional information

Hydrant Testing in the City of Lorain

The Lorain Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants throughout the City of Lorain from May 1, 2017, through October 1, 2017.  Testing will be conducted weekdays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. full story

2016 SSO Annual Report

The City of Lorain's Sanitary Sewer Overflow Annual Report was submitted to the Water Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Branch of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The report is attached to this announcement for the public's view.  additional information
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