VALPARAISO | Just call the rains on Wednesday and Thursday a test run of the new Chautauqua Park storm sewer system.
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.
VALPARAISO | The seemingly incessant rain last week provided the first test of Valparaiso's combined sewer overflow disinfection facility.
VALPARAISO | One of the scariest things on TV recently wasn't on cable or satellite. It was in Valparaiso's sewers.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
VALPARAISO | The city received an award for complete compliance by its sewage treatment plant with its operating permit in 2010.
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.
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