The Lorain County Public Information and Public Education (LCPIPE) work group is a county consortium of conservation organizations and local government agencies in Lorain County that share similar visions, missions and values. LCPIPE was formed in January 2008 by Joe Reitz, Engineering Manager for the City of Avon Lake, and the Lorain Soil and Water Conservation District.
LCPIPE engages in a county approach to increase public awareness to storm water issues and provides information and opportunities to protect our shared waters. PIPE is Minimum Control Measure 1 and 2 of our Stormwater permit and Ohio EPA Phase II regulatory requirements.
You can take part with LCPIPE programs by attending meetings. Partner involvement will steer the project focus, method and direction of the outreach. Participation at the meetings will direct the decision making process. Please contact our office for the monthly meeting schedule.
Lorain County Public Information and Public Education’s (LCPIPE) mission is to engage in a regional approach for Lorain County to comply with EPA-NPDES-Phase II requirements, to increase public awareness to storm water issues and provide information and opportunities to protect our shared waters within the County.
The Lorain County PIPE Committee is requesting your participation in a survey intended to review knowledge of storm (rain) water quality awareness. This questionnaire is part of the EPA mandated Public Information Public Education (P.I.P.E.) program for compliance with the Ohio EPA’s Stormwater Phase II compliance. Your answers to these questions will help with future educational programming to increase awareness of storm water quality. Please be assured that all answers will be held confidential and once submitted your names will not be associated with the answers provided.
You can mail or deliver the survey to the Lorain Soil and Water Conservation District Office at 42110 Russia Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035 – 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or the Avon Lake Engineering Department, 150 Avon Belden Road, Avon, Ohio 44012, or via an online questionnaire through the Avon Lake City web site at www.avonlake.org. You can download the LCPIPE survey questionnaire here (91 KB).
Thank you for taking the time to assist the Lorain County PIPE.
LCPIPE provides the following links to increase public awareness of storm water issues and provide information and opportunities to protect our shared waters within the county.
Below are links to videos to help you understand what a watershed is and how to protect it.
Below are links to help you in your own backyard and within the community on backyard streams and healthy yards, landscaping and soils.