Lake County Dredging Facility Construction Underway

New facility will allow dredging of Fairport Harbor to be re-instated

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Federal, State, and County officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the North Park Sediment Recycling Facility on June 21, 2022.  The State of Ohio’s Office of Budget and Management Controlling Board authorized $47 million to fund the construction of Sediment Recycling Facilities across the State of Ohio. Lake County will receive $11.3 million in funding to construct its facility in Painesville Township, which is planned to be operational this fall.

Today’s event would not be possible without the leadership from Governor DeWine and our State delegation in Columbus.   I want to thank Senator Jerry Cirino (R-Kirtland), Senator Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls), Representative Jamie Callender (R-Concord Twp.), Senator Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights), and Representative Dan Troy (D-Willowick) who stepped up to the plate when the community needed it the most,” said Commission President John R. Hamercheck. 

Sometimes called a confined placement facility, they are specifically designed for the containment of contaminated dredged material from Lake Erie that provides control of potential releases of contaminants to the environment.  Kurtz Bros. Inc., out of Independence, Ohio will operate the facility.  Please click here to view the entire news release.