We use water to sustain our bodies, cook and grow our food. We use it to wash everything from clothes to toes, cars to decks. We use it to float goods to us from faraway places, and to carry away waste products. We swim, paddle and play in it.
VALPARAISO | The city expects to be more than halfway through the "Super 17" stormwater project list by the end of 2013, including the first phase of the Chautauqua Park flood relief system.
VALPARAISO | City parks officials will get another roundabout landscaping project to look after, but they also will get equipment that should make it easier to tend to all the department's flowers and trees.
VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved a contract Thursday with Hooks Concrete and Construction for the reconstruction of North Calumet Avenue from the Canadian National railroad crossing to Evans Avenue.
VALPARAISO | Duane Davison wanted to make some environmental upgrades to his home, like solar power, wind and geothermal, when he heard about the city's offer to install rain gardens in his neighborhood.
With all the rain we've been having, it's not too much of a surprise that the bloodsuckers are out in full force. And I don't mean vampires. Yes, it's mosquito season out there.
VALPARAISO | Letters are expected to go out next week notifying residents in the Chautauqua Park area they can begin bidding for a rainwater capture program.
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.
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