The Lorain County Board of Commissioners will be submitting a Congressionally Directed Spending FY2023 application through Senator Brown’s Office. The request will be for $20M of a $40M sewer project that will create a new sewer line from City of Lorain’s western PQM plant, bringing it south to Cooper Foster, west to Baumhart, south to I-80, and east along Middle Ridge to Quarry Road.
This is a monumental undertaking involving multiple organizational partners, jurisdictions, and collaboration. As of now we have support from City of Vermilion and Lorain, Amherst Twp., Firelands Local School Dist., Lorain County General Health District, and County’s Stormwater Management Dist. This CDS application presents our best opportunity to construct roughly 7.6 miles of sewer, opening up thousands of acres for future residential and commercial development.