VALPARAISO | One major storm sewer project is about to begin, and a smaller one is expected to get approval soon despite bids that were higher than expected.
VALPARAISO | Having detention basins that are more than simple holes in the ground means the city has to do more to maintain them so they don't become unsightly.
VALPARAISO | Students at a couple of elementary schools will get a combination environmental lesson and Easter egg hunt on Earth Day April 22.
VALPARAISO | With a total bid almost $250,000 below its nearest competitor and $671,717 lower than the engineer's estimate, G.E. Marshall was an easy choice to do the second phase of the Chautauqua Park flood control project Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | Plans to build a small commercial center at the northwest corner of Froberg Road and Vale Park Road have been abandoned, and the developer plans to build more condos instead.
VALPARAISO | As bids for the second phase of the Chautauqua Park flood control project were opened at Tuesday's utilities board meeting, the numbers started out good and got better.
VALPARAISO | The next major stormwater control plan the city wants to develop is for the downtown, almost all of which is served by sewers that collect both storm and sanitary water.
VALPARAISO | The first phase of the Chautauqua Park stormwater control project is complete and succeeding, and the city's Utilities Board hopes to begin the second phase this spring.
VALPARAISO | Letters will be sent to 552 property owners in the next few weeks informing them their monthly stormwater fee is going up. Or down.
VALPARAISO | The second phase of the Chautauqua Park stormwater relief project has spawned a petition battle to save the trees next to the old Valparaiso Technical Institute property.
VALPARAISO | Just call the rains on Wednesday and Thursday a test run of the new Chautauqua Park storm sewer system.
VALPARAISO | Central Elementary School students will learn first-hand about the benefits of rain gardens next fall.
VALPARAISO | Sewer plans for the Preserve at Grande Oaks did not convince David and Jennifer Lawson the Valparaiso development would not make their flooding problems worse.
VALPARAISO | With the Chautauqua Park stormwater project about 50 percent complete and the five-points roundabout about a quarter done, the city's Utilities Board is ready to embark on a couple more projects.
VALPARAISO | The city's campaign to correct stormwater flooding problems is paying off in more than fewer flooded basements.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved a contract with de Boer Egolf on Tuesday to install a 48-inch storm sewer to complete the drainage for the Hawthorne subdivision.
VALPARAISO | A proposed sidewalk to provide public access to view the Thorgren Basin detention pond on Roosevelt Road brought questions from the city's Utilities Board as to who should pay for sidewalks.
VALPARAISO | It's a case of detention basin deja vu.
VALPARAISO | Plans for a storm sewer connecting the retention pond behind the Willows Rehabilitation Center to the Thorgren basin had to be put on hold Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | Although work already is underway on the Chautauqua Park flood relief project, the city will hold a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. April 29 at Memorial Elementary School to discuss the project and answer questions.
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