More upgrades are coming for Lorain’s underground pipes that flow with water and wastewater.
Those improvements are necessary, but should be part of a master plan for the Lorain Utilities Department, City Council members said.
A year ago, Lorain’s water and sewer rates were a hot button issue for residents, Council members and the city administration.
The city’s response prompted petitions for a vote to change the form of government in Lorain.
That Charter Commission process will start soon and take place in 2021.
In the meantime, Lorain’s Utilities Department and Engineering Department have a list of more projects that could reach estimated spending of more than $92.14 million from 2021 to 2023.
November was a busy month for utilities planning in Lorain.
City staff had scheduled bid openings for a major waterline replacement and upgrades for the Black River and Philip Q. Maiorana wastewater treatment plants.