Dear LORCO Customer:
At their June 13, 2019 meeting, the LORCO board approved Resolution 2019-28 to adopt pertinent sections of the Ohio Revised Code (R.C.) relating to the imposition of penalties for the deliberate and intentional divergence of storm water into the District's sanitary sewer system. Specifically, R.C. Sections 4933.24 and 4933(B) detail actions which are prohibited as well as potential penalties for violating same. As unauthorized discharges of storm water to the LORCO sanitary sewer system and/or malicious damage are discovered, a complaint will be filed with the Lorain County sheriff’s office and charges will be filed against the responsible party by the Lorain County prosecutor’s office. Eugene M. Toy, LORCO Executive Director
CURRENT TAP FEE AND RATES:
$8,000.00 Tap fee. Paid at time of tap-in. Developers also pay entire cost of infrastructure within the subdivision area.
$51.50 BASE MONTHLY USER FEE INCLUSIVE OF FIRST THOUSAND GALLONS PER MONTH – composed of three factors. 1) cost of treatment 2) operations & maintenance and 3) the amount of debt service related to the Phase 1 project financing. Each one thousand gallons additional usage is $8.15 Rates are reviewed annually by the board of trustees.
THE LORCO BOARD HAS RESOLVED TO REVIEW ALL POLICIES ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS, INCLUDING RATE POLICIES. ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE MADE TO MAINTAIN AN EQUITIBLE RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR CUSTOMERS.
GRINDER PUMP REQUIREMENTS. Property owner will be responsible for installing the sewer discharge from the home.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is the legal basis upon which LORCO has the authority to operate? Beyond the statutory authority granted in Chapter 6119 of the Ohio Revised Code, LORCO has entered into a written agreement with Lorain County Commissioners, allowing both entities to coordinate wastewater service in the unincorporated areas of Lorain County. This agreement was also approved by NOACA. In addition, the 208 Water Quality Management Plan Update for Northeast Ohio includes LORCO as a Designated Management Agency.
2. Is the sewer something that I can vote on? Not-for-profit utilities are governed by a board of trustees appointed by the member townships and villages. You have a voice through your elected officials. Exercise that option and talk with your Township Trustees or Village Council. The ecological benefits of LORCO’s Phase-I and future operations will be realized by all of Lorain County residents with the reduction of the current pollution problem in the streams and rivers from existing failed septic systems. Without a wastewater collection system this problem will continue to worsen.
3. Who represents me on the LORCO Board? The person appointed by your Township Trustees or Village Council. They serve with no compensation or benefits. The trustees are listed on our website.
4. Do I have to hook up to the sewer if the line runs past my house? Ohio Administrative Code requires all homes located within 200-feet of a road right-of-way where a wastewater collection system becomes available must connect to that system. Chapter 6119.06 (Z) of the Ohio Revised Code,
Eaton, Carlisle, Barrington is $51.50 for the first 2,000 Gals; 8.15 per $1,000 Gals Thereafter.
Cinnamon Lake- $44.84 for the first 2,000 Gals; $7.45 per 1,000 Gals Thereafter.