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Tips for protecting your home's water

VALPARAISO | All the testing the city's Water Department does to make sure the water entering the homes is safe isn't enough. The home owner is responsible once the water enters his property.

May 11, 2013 12:00 am

Water fluoridation debate rages on after 70 years

Fluoride in the water, introduced in the 1940s, continues to be a controversial topic. No one is calling it a Communist plot anymore, but the two sides still can be heated about it.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am

Valparaiso tests water often to ensure purity

VALPARAISO | Testing to make sure the city's water supply is safe and meets all the state and federal standards is a full-time job. Literally.

May 08, 2013 7:19 pm

Putting the brakes on water main breaks

VALPARAISO | It's not all fun and games at Valparaiso's Water Department during National Drinking Water Week, but some of it is.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am

Food Tank offers strategies on saving water

The United States suffered its worst drought in at least 25 years in 2012, in an event that affected 80 percent of the country's agricultural land.

May 07, 2013 12:00 am
Raising cash for Thirst Project wells

Raising cash for Thirst Project wells

For most Americans, getting all the clean water needed for everyday living involves walking only as far as the kitchen or bathroom.

May 06, 2013 5:14 pm Photos

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States squaring off over water 'haves,' 'have-nots'

Water fights used to be a fun thing to do on hot summer days. These days, they are deadly serious and can go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 04, 2013 7:30 pm

Water: It's about awareness and 'yuk' factor

The level of knowledge and concern for fresh water is low for the population in general, but it is especially low among high school and college students, Julie Peller said.

May 12, 2012 12:00 am

Federal, state laws proposed to help water utilities

Editor's note: This is the seventh in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 12, 2012 12:00 am

Taking the plunge in the water job market

Editor's note: This is the fifth in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 10, 2012 12:00 am
Taming the trillion-dollar water infrastructure tiger

Taming the trillion-dollar water infrastructure tiger

Editor's note: This is the fourth in a weeklong series of articles for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Now is a good time to prepare for a water emergency

Editor's note: This is the third article in a weeklong series for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.

May 07, 2012 7:00 pm

Water audit earns Valpo IACT award

VALPARAISO | Looking for leaky pipes isn't likely to earn anyone a Nobel Prize, but the city's water audit was recognized recently with a Community Achievement Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.

October 16, 2011 7:45 pm

Concert to benefit Water for People

VALPARAISO | The Northwest Indiana band Crawpuppies will perform Sunday in a benefit concert at the Memorial Opera House to raise money for Water for People.

June 22, 2011 6:00 pm

Dealing with lead, fluoride and drugs in the water

VALPARAISO | Lead contamination remains a problem for water systems, fluoride still is a controversial issue, but now water utilities are facing a drug problem.

May 04, 2011 12:00 am

'Blue thumbs' hitch ride on water conservation

VALPARAISO | The only time most people really stop to think about the water coming through their tap is when someone threatens to increase the cost.

May 02, 2011 12:00 am

Water: now and in the future

Editors note: This is the first in a series on National Drinking Water Week.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am

Audit shows Valpo where all the water goes

VALPARAISO | The city's water utility loses about 120 million gallons a year, but a consultant recently told the Utilities Board that amount is actually less than the industry standard.

February 14, 2011 12:00 am
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