Lorain County Rural Wastewater District

22898 West Rd. PO Box 158

Wellington Oh 44090

Phone 440-647-4882 Fax 440-647-4870

Email:gtoy@lorco.org

 

Gene Toy Executive Director

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LORCO

Rural Wastewater District

est. 1997

 

Welcome to the Lorain County Rural Wastewater District known as LORCO. 

This establishment is a result of the collaboration of twelve Townships, three Villages and the Lorain County Commissioners. Its concept goes back to mid 1993 when the needs of central wastewater collection and treatment systems were perceived to be greater than ever. This isnít the first time central sewer service has been discussed but rather with the sheer determination liken to the success of the Rural Lorain County Water Authority, this group of Township Trustees and Village Officials recognized the wisdom of pursuing a long term plan for this much needed utility in the rural unincorporated areas of Lorain County.

 

A committee of Township Trustees appointed by Richard Williams, President of the Lorain County Association of Township Trustees and Clerks, diligently worked through a needs assessment and feasibility study for more than a year, utilizing the services of GRW Engineers, Inc. who is the registered engineer for the RLCWA. The feasibility study proved the consensus that in some areas of rural Lorain County the wastewater service was not only needed but quite economically feasible.

 

With this information in hand and the commitment of the participating Townships and Villages, the application to form a Chapter 6119, within the Ohio Revised Code was forwarded to the Court of Common Pleas in December 1996. This same Committee chose John B. Albers II of Albers and Albers, Attorneys at Law, to represent them in this endeavor.

 

On February 4, 1997, Judge Lynett McGough, posted the order to create the LORCO Rural Wastewater District, with the business address of 22898 West Road, Wellington, Ohio 44090.    

The sixteen person board consists of one representative from each of the following:  Amherst Township, Camden Township, Carlisle Township, Eaton Township, Elyria Township, Grafton Township, Henrietta Township, Huntington Township, LaGrange Township, New Russia Township, Pittsfield Township, Rochester Township, Wellington Township, South Amherst Village, Kipton Village and Rochester Village.

LORCO is in the Phase-I planning stage. The LORCO Board of Trustees remains very open and optimistic to all economical and workable ideas that will support a better way of life for residents in rural Lorain County.