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Flooding Tips

With heavy rain in the forecast this weekend, we wanted to share some tips with our residents in the event of localized flooding. Make sure you have everything you need on hand in case there is a power outage including food, water, spare batteries and adequate fuel. If your home is equipped with a sump […]

Be Prepared for Potential Flooding

Based on the predicted weather forecast of warming temperatures, melting snow and the potential for 1-2 inches of rain, the City of Mentor is alerting its residents to prepare for possible flooding over the weekend and consider taking these precautions: • Motorists should use extra caution, watch for flooded roadways and follow posted detours. • […]

Mentor Encourages Residents to Report Storm-Related Flooding or Property Damage

MENTOR, Ohio; July 24, 2013…The City of Mentor continues to encourage residents to take all necessary measures to protect their health by properly cleaning, disinfecting, and drying water-contaminated areas. Information on the proper method for clean up is available at the Lake County General Health District’s website at and on this site. If you […]

Mentor Receives State Grant

The City of Mentor is pleased to announce that the State of Ohio has allocated $350,000 as part of the recently adopted State budget for the purpose of helping to reduce the risk posed by large rain events in parts of the City.  The project will help protect as many as 300 homes south of […]

Lake County / City of Mentor Integrated Storm Sewer and Sanitary Sewer Study

URS Corporation field crews will be conducting dye testing as part of a larger investigation project to remediate water in basement problems in the City of Mentor. The purpose of the testing is to identify potential sources of rainwater entering the sanitary sewer on both public and private property. Testing will be done in several […]


As a result of the severe storm event of Saturday, July 20th, thousands of residents in Lake County have experienced structural flooding and damage.  In an effort to mitigate the effects of this damage, the Lake County Emergency Management Agency has declared the county a local disaster area.  An application will be made through the […]

What to do in an Emergency

If Your Home Has Flooded… Report any flooding to the City of Mentor’s Engineering Department at (440) 974-5785. Prevent mold by removing wet contents immediately. Wear gloves and boots to clean and disinfect. Wet items should be cleaned with a pine-oil cleanser and bleach, dried, and monitored for any fungal growth and odors. If using […]


The Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve & Marina 8365 Harbor Drive, Mentor, Ohio  44060 (440) 205-DOCK (3625) Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  year round and Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Memorial Day to Labor Day The Mentor Lagoons Marina adjoins the nature preserve and offers a safe harbor with no […]

Storm Water Info

As rain water falls and flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants.  This “storm water” can flow into a gutter, storm drain, or ditch and into the City’s storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm […]