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Drinking Water

NWI not likely to have toxic algae problem

With the threat from a toxic algae bloom that affected the tap water for about 400,000 residents of Michigan and Ohio apparently ended, a spokesman for Indiana American Water said the chances for a similar problem in Northwest Indiana were small.

August 04, 2014 7:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Fluoridation takes bite out of tooth decay

Valparaiso is looking at whether to continue fluoridating the city's drinking water. The answer should be easy.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am

Concert to raise funds for those without water

VALPARAISO | Anyone wanting to beat the summer heat, listen to a free concert and maybe help save a child from being poisoned can come to the Splash Bash Concert Aug. 1 at the Central Park Plaza amphitheater.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am

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

Study to determine Valpo water's future

VALPARAISO | The future of water and, indeed, the future of life in Valparaiso and the rest of the planet is a combination of finding an adequate supply, conserving water to make the supply last and restoring the infrastructure needed to bring the water to homes and businesses.

May 10, 2013 9:00 pm Related
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

Lake Station water boil advisory lifted after break repaired

LAKE STATION | The city's water boil advisory has been lifted, officials said Monday.

February 05, 2013 12:00 am
Lake Station's new water plant will filter out problems

Lake Station's new water plant will filter out problems

Indiana recently approved an $11 million Indiana Drinking Water State Revolving Fund low-interest loan to Lake Station in 2013 to improve the city's aging water distribution system, including the addition of the new 2 million-gallon-per-day drinking water treatment plant, which the City Coun…

December 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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KATHY LUTHER: Give thanks for water, conserve it carefully

KATHY LUTHER: Give thanks for water, conserve it carefully

Since this is a Thanksgiving column, you are either reading this column with the delicious aroma of turkey in the oven, or you are dozing over your newspaper in a pleasant turkey tryptophan-induced daze. While you are thinking of all the things you are thankful for -- whether family, friends…

November 22, 2012 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Water options for Chicago Heights may be evaporating

Not since the Hoover Dam was completed in 1936 has such a federal case been made about water.

October 14, 2012 12:00 am
KATHY LUTHER: Here's your chance to support clean water

KATHY LUTHER: Here's your chance to support clean water

Public opinion polls show Americans want clean water. Our own surveys of Northwest Indiana residents found that 91 percent value clean water.

August 23, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: It's not Mexico, but don't drink the water anyway

MARK KIESLING: It's not Mexico, but don't drink the water anyway

There are apparently a number of ways to look at the water crisis in Sauk Village.

July 22, 2012 12:00 am

Ill. EPA: Sauk Village drinking water contaminated

SAUK VILLAGE | The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says public drinking water in Sauk Village is polluted.

July 16, 2012 3:16 pm
KATHY LUTHER: Become well grounded for groundwater protection

KATHY LUTHER: Become well grounded for groundwater protection

I’ve written a lot about stormwater runoff and ways to protect it. Today I’m thinking about the water underneath the ground and how the two are connected.

May 24, 2012 12:00 am

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
PHIL WIELAND: Preserving our water is something we oughter

PHIL WIELAND: Preserving our water is something we oughter

After penning a week's worth of informative articles in observance of National Drinking Water Week, the poetry Muse pummeled with her lyre and forced me to write a tribute I call "Owed to Drinking Water." Don't blame me. Sue the Muse.

May 11, 2012 12:00 am
Wellhead protection protects more than wellhead

Wellhead protection protects more than wellhead

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

May 06, 2012 12:00 am

Lake Station City Council clears way for improvements to water system

LAKE STATION | The City Council last week started down a path toward making major improvements to Lake Station's aging water system by 2013.

January 21, 2012 8:15 pm
East Chicago hope boil order can be lifted soon

East Chicago hope boil order can be lifted soon

EAST CHICAGO | Water for drinking and cooking still must be boiled before being consumed, but city officials said Wednesday that "encouraging" preliminary water tests suggest a return to normalcy could be on the horizon.

December 14, 2011 8:45 pm
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