There is some sediment in Elyria’s water supply this morning, but the Ohio EPA has deemed it safe to drink and use for other purposes. The water plant on Lake Erie did not fail – but, a surge valve in the City’s water distribution system that relieves pressure in the system opened properly and then did not close properly.  The end result was that it stirred up some sediment in a finished water tank.  Data has been provided to the EPA and it has been determined that the water does meet water quality standards.  The City is flushing the water distribution system to clear out the sediment.  If you see sediment or discolored water you are advised to let your cold water run for several minutes until the water becomes clear.

Request for Qualification Water and Sanitary Sewer Rate Study

Request for Qualification Water and Sanitary Sewer Rate Study

Posted in Current RFQ's

Landmarks Meeting, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

Landmarks Meeting 9-26-16

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CDBG FY2017 Subrecipient Funding Request for Non-Profits

CDBG Subrecipient Application for Non-Profits

The City of Elyria, Office of Community Development is currently accepting non-profit subrecipient funding requests for the CDBG FY17 program year.  Applications are due no later than October 17, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.  Questions can be directed to the City of Elyria Office of Community Development at 440-326-1541.  CDBG FY17 Subrecipient Funding Request for Non-Profits

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2nd Street Converting into Two-Way Street

2ndstreet2During the week beginning Monday, September 19th, 2nd Street in downtown Elyria will permanently convert into a two-way street.  Traffic will flow in both directions between East and West Avenue.  What had previously been the left-hand lane will now be filled with Eastbound traffic. Please also note that as part of this change, the intersection of 2nd Street and Middle Avenue has also been converted into a 4-way Stop intersection.

Signage and road-striping will be in place to guide your travels, but please use extra caution as we adjust to this change.

Cancelled Landmarks Meeting – September 12, 2016

Cancelled Landmarks Mtg-9-12-16

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2016 Street Sweeping Program – ROUND 2

The second round of the annual street sweeping initiative will begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.   Sweeping will start in Ward 5 and progress through the rest of the City counterclockwise in the following order:

  • Ward 3
  • Ward 1
  • Ward 7
  • Ward 4
  • Ward 2
  • Ward 6

Prior to sweeping, the contractor will be posting “No Parking” signs on affected streets with specific dates of activity in each ward. The sweeping operation will be conducted between 7 AM and 6 PM, Monday through Friday, and the entire project is expected to be completed within three to four weeks. This schedule is tentative and subject to change in the case of inclement weather conditions.

Please direct any questions please to the City of Elyria Engineer’s office at (440) 326-1444.

Posted in Engineering Projects

Sanitation Pickup Delay, September 5-10, 2016

garbagetruckbannerDue to the observance of the Labor Day holiday, garbage and recycling pickup will be DELAYED ONE DAY for all City of Elyria residents the week of Labor Day, September 5-10, 2016.  The Elyria Compost Facility operated by Barnes Nursery will also be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 for the holiday.

If you have questions, please call the City of Elyria Department of Sanitation at 440-322-3895.

Posted in Sanitation Pick-Up


Lorain County Solid Wastewebsite

The City of Elyria Resident “Shred Day” will be held Saturday, October 8th from 9:00am-noon behind City Hall at 131 Court Street.  Residents are permitted to bring up to five bags or boxes of paper to be shredded.  More information can be found below:

Resident Shred Day

2015 Annual Water Quality Report

Click here to view the report

Parks and Recreation Online Registration

Our new online registration portal is up and running!

Visit the Elyria Parks Online Portal

Elyria Landmarks Commission Meeting -August 8, 2016

Landmarks Mtg. 8-8-16

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel

Gasoline & Diesel Fuel Bid_Specs

Landmarks Meeting – Monday, July 25, 2016

Landmarks Mtg. 7-25-16