Lorain Borough Sewage Project

Property Owners Meetings for Sewage Project

Property owner meetings for the borough residents about the sewage project will be held in the borough park at 6:00 PM on the following dates:

April 30, 2018
May 3, 2018

Please plan to attend one of these dates to get answers to any questions you may have and find how what impact the project will have on you.

Stormwater Management – NPDES Permit Update 2-9-2018


Lorain Borough has been mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to participate in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II program.  The purpose of the NPDES program is to eliminate pollution caused by stormwater runoff.  The Borough is required to address six minimum control measures developed by the EPA and the DEP, which are part of the Federal and State laws.  Two of the minimum control measures involve the residents of the Borough and are Public Education and Public Participation.  As part of the public education requirement, a brochure is enclosed in the newsletter for your information to help describe the benefits and problems with stormwater runoff.  Please so not rake leaves, grass clippings, etc. into drainage ditches, road berms or toward stormwater inlets.  Also, do not direct lawn mower discharge toward the streets.  Your cooperation and understanding are appreciated.  Additional information will be included with future newsletters.  The NPDES permit program is entering is third renewal phase and will be a responsibility of the Borough for years to come.  With this current renewal, Lorain Borough was mandated to develop a Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP).  As part of this plan, the Borough will be reducing sediment run off into Sam’s Run. 

If a Borough resident sees anything that looks like a stormwater problem or has a complaint please contact a member of Council to report the issue.  All complaints and problems will be promptly investigated.

Sanitary Sewer System Update 2-20-2018

We will be holding a pre-bid conference for the prospective bidders to do the work on the Lorain Borough sewage project.  This meeting will be March 1st at 10:00 AM in the borough municipal building at 503 Green Valley St. Johnstown, PA 15902.


Sanitary Sewer System Update 2-9-2018


Like all of the municipalities connected to the Johnstown Redevelopment Authority’s Dornick Point wastewater treatment plant, Lorain Borough has been mandated to investigate and correct problems with its sanitary sewage collection system.  Work completed to date includes the adoption of a municipal resolutions requiring cooperation with local and state agencies and the inspection and testing of sewer connections when a property is transferred, mortgaged, or re-mortgaged, dye testing and TV inspection of the system.  Worked scheduled for this year includes repairing and or replacing the sewer system.  The cost of this work far exceeds the sewer rents collected by the Borough with your quarterly sewer bills for treatment, etc.   Council applied for a grant through Pennvest to assist with compliance with the state and federal agencies and the laws that have been passed to ensure public health and safety.  Pennvest made an award to the Borough in the form of a grant of $2,689,705.00 and a loan of up to $3,560,495.00.

 In order to keep the cost of the project as low as possible, the Borough will replace each lateral from the sewer main to the property line.  It was the goal of the Borough to replace the lateral up to within 5 feet of the structure, but the extra cost of doing this is over $1 million.  The goal of council is to keep the loan as low as possible.  Bids are due to the Borough on March 15th and will be opened at the Council meeting that day.  If acceptable to the Borough, they will move forward with closing the project with Pennvest and starting construction sometime this summer, probable late June or early July.

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Michael Hammers,
Apr 9, 2018, 8:58 AM
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