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Combined Sewer

Army Corps grant to fund $1M in sewer relining

VALPARAISO | The third and final phase of the Green Acres flood relief project is going to get completed a lot sooner than expected thanks to a million-dollar grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Severing sewers isn't money down drain

EDITORIAL: Severing sewers isn't money down drain

Combined sewer overflows are being identified as a potential source of sewage in the Little Calumet River. That shouldn't come as a big surprise.

June 20, 2014 5:45 pm

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

Valpo preparing for Chautauqua Park phase 2

VALPARAISO | Just call the rains on Wednesday and Thursday a test run of the new Chautauqua Park storm sewer system.

September 21, 2013 5:45 pm
KATHY LUTHER: Stormwater fees don't stop rain, but manage it

KATHY LUTHER: Stormwater fees don't stop rain, but manage it

One of the main storm drains on my block is at the end of my driveway. Wednesday morning as I stood out in the extreme downpour, clearing branches and debris out of this drain to allow the water to clear, I was reminded of a conversation with a region resident complaining about their stormwater fee.

June 27, 2013 12:05 am

Valpo's disinfection facility passes its first big test

VALPARAISO | The seemingly incessant rain last week provided the first test of Valparaiso's combined sewer overflow disinfection facility.

April 28, 2013 9:35 pm

Scary movie results in sewer replacement project

VALPARAISO | One of the scariest things on TV recently wasn't on cable or satellite. It was in Valparaiso's sewers.

April 09, 2013 6:45 pm
Valpo stormwater investment paying big dividends

Valpo stormwater investment paying big dividends

VALPARAISO | It was a first in the 18 years Steve Poulos has worked for the city's wastewater treatment plant, and it might have been a first in the almost 60-year history of the facility.

January 12, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo to replace 91-year-old sewerline

VALPARAISO | Bids were opened at Tuesday's utilities board meeting for replacing 1,300 feet of clay sewer pipe on Wood Street that was installed in 1921.

August 15, 2012 1:08 pm
EDITORIAL: Keep working on sewer overflow problem

EDITORIAL: Keep working on sewer overflow problem

Valparaiso is working to end the release of untreated sewage into Salt Creek, most recently through the opening of a new combined sewer overflow disinfection facility. It's a welcome development.

June 18, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Protect waterways from combined sewer overflows

Last fall, Washington, D.C. kicked off its largest public works project in more than 40 years, and we are envious. The project cuts 16 miles of underground tunnels to prevent overflow sewage and stormwater from running into the Potomac River. They understand the river is not a cesspool, but …

January 09, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo sewage treatment efforts earn Gold Peak award

VALPARAISO | The city received an award for complete compliance by its sewage treatment plant with its operating permit in 2010.

October 03, 2011 12:00 am
KATHY LUTHER: We humans are polluting our water

KATHY LUTHER: We humans are polluting our water

We in Northwest Indiana have polluted water. I'm not just talking about any kind of pollution; I'm talking about Escherichia coli. Yes, E. coli, otherwise known as bacteria, pathogens, indicators and other names I can't mention in a family paper.

August 05, 2011 12:00 am
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