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Operation and Maintenance Program (O&M)

The Operation and Maintenance (O&M) program protects water quality by tracking and monitoring the proper operation and maintenance of household sewage treatment systems (STS) or “septic systems”. Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) is responsible for overseeing approximately 22,000 STS across Lorain County. This program is required by the State of Ohio and ensures these systems are not harmful to the environment. LCPH is hosting town hall meetings across the county in 2020, 2022, and 2023 to inform residents about this program.

How to properly maintain and operate your household sewage treatment system

Questions about O&M for sewage treatment systems? Download our Frequently Asked Questions or contact Lorain County Public Health at 440-322-6367

View information about your system on the sewage database

Report a concern with a household sewage system