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DLZ to develop downtown Valpo flood control plan

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.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Chester to design new Valpo utilities office

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved a contract with Chester Inc. last week to design a 14,000-square-foot addition to one of the buildings on the new public works campus being planned for land at the sewage treatment plant.

June 30, 2013 11:15 pm

Current cold snap brings back old problem: main breaks

VALPARAISO | The return of the first real cold spell in more than a year is resulting in the first real spate of water line problems, both for the city's water utility and for home owners.

January 22, 2013 6:15 pm

Roundabout enables Valpo to replace aging water mains

VALPARAISO | There's nothing like a major roundabout project to help the city replace an aging water line.

November 28, 2012 7:30 pm

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

Valpo to replace troublesome water line

VALPARAISO | A section of water main with a history of breaks will be replaced this year.

March 03, 2012 6:37 pm

Beech St. water, sewer line bids higher than expected

VALPARAISO | The Utilities Board on Tuesday got its second surprise in three months from Beech Street.

December 19, 2011 12:00 am

Valpo culvert work proceeds despite higher cost

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board awarded the contract for replacing the West Street culvert on Tuesday despite the fact the low bid was almost $28,000 higher than the engineer's estimate.

August 12, 2011 9:45 pm

Valpo to replace sewer, water lines

VALPARAISO | A small dip in Beech Road west of Roosevelt turned out to be caused by the cave in of a combined sanitary and storm sewer line.

May 11, 2011 2:50 pm

Memorial airs preliminary plans for hospital site

VALPARAISO | Plans for the development of the first building of the Memorial Health Systems campus were given a pair of presentations Tuesday.

May 10, 2011 8:30 pm

Water Week: The 'big gorilla of infrastructure'

VALPARAISO | An indication of how bad the nation's water infrastructure is can be measured by the recent water loss audit done for Valparaiso that showed the city's water utility loses about 120 million gallons a year, most of that to leaks.

May 07, 2011 12:00 am

Valpo OKs contract for McKinley storm sewer

VALPARAISO | With the McKinley Street storm sewer construction to start in a month, the city's Utilities Board is poised to approve another project that drew bids well below the engineer's estimate.

April 14, 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

Stormwater project is ready for bids

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board will open bids for a storm sewer project on McKinley Street in March and is looking for funds to extend a water main replacement project on Indiana Avenue.

January 30, 2011 12:00 am

Valpo tries to put brakes on water main breaks

VALPARAISO | The city's water mains are beginning to show their age in the way mains usually do -- by breaking.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am
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