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Detention Basin

Valpo board balks at detention basin proposal

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.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo plans Earth Day fun at Thorgren basin

VALPARAISO | Students at a couple of elementary schools will get a combination environmental lesson and Easter egg hunt on Earth Day April 22.

April 07, 2014 12:30 am

Valpo cautiously awards flood contract

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.

March 16, 2014 6:30 pm

Valpo plans $4.4M stormwater budget in 2014

VALPARAISO | The city plans to spend about $4.4 million for stormwater work in 2014 headed by the second phase of the Chautauqua Park project estimated to cost $1.5 million.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am

Petition seeks to preserve Valpo Tech trees

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.

October 01, 2013 2:32 pm

Valpo utilities move on stormwater, waterline projects

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.

July 13, 2013 12:00 am

Owners refuse offers for detention basin land ... again

VALPARAISO | It's a case of detention basin deja vu.

May 14, 2013 4:16 pm

Chautauqua Park flood relief contract awarded

VALPARAISO | It was almost like divine intervention. Valparaiso needed to get rid of a lot of dirt, and St. Paul Church needed a lot of dirt to fill its backyard.

February 26, 2013 5:52 pm

EDITORIAL: Pooling resources improves detention basin

Valparaiso's new stormwater detention basin, currently under construction, is symbolic of the new attitude toward the environment in Northwest Indiana. Working together, environmentalists, government officials and industry can accomplish common goals.

September 24, 2012 12:00 am
Valpo stormwater basin hailed as model for NWI

Valpo stormwater basin hailed as model for NWI

VALPARAISO | Detention basins aren't just for temporarily storing stormwater anymore.

September 16, 2012 6:30 pm

Valpo hopes new book puts engineers, developers on same page

VALPARAISO | It's not likely to be a best-seller, except in select circles, but the city is writing the book on stormwater management.

August 04, 2012 9:00 pm

INDOT doesn't want dirt from Valpo basin work

VALPARAISO | The Indiana Department of Transportation isn't interested in Valparaiso's spare dirt, so it will cost a little more to expand the Wall Street detention basin.

March 10, 2011 5:00 pm

Valpo looking for place to dish the dirt

VALPARAISO | A decision on who gets the contract for expanding the Wall Street detention basin will depend on what they do with the dirt.

February 12, 2011 12:00 am

Meeting to discuss Chautauqua Park flood relief plans

VALPARAISO | The city is inviting Chautauqua Park residents to hear what's in store for their neighborhood before it finalizes flood relief plans. Residents also will have the opportunity to tell consultants if they missed any areas afflicted by flooding.

January 27, 2011 12:00 am

Valparaiso Wall Street basin project could begin in March

VALPARAISO | The Wall Street detention basin improvement is No. 4 with a big soggy bullet on the city's Top 17 stormwater projects, and the city's Utilities Board hopes to start construction in March.

January 17, 2011 12:00 am
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