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Sanitary Sewer

Portage board opens bid to repair sewage plant tank

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board opened a single bid to repair an approximate 190,000-gallon clarifier tank at the treatment plant.

October 16, 2014 2:29 pm

M'ville, Gary dispute over sewer overflow aired Aug. 11

MERRILLVILLE | Court proceedings are scheduled for a Gary Sanitary District sewer overflow that allegedly occurred in Merrillville.

July 27, 2014 6:30 pm

Chesterton council OKs extending sanitary sewer lines

CHESTERTON | Members of the Chesterton Town Council met in special session Thursday to approve extending sanitary sewer services within four miles outside of its corporate boundaries in all directions, pursuant to Indiana code.

July 04, 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

U.S. Army Corps moving ahead with Hermit Lake sewer

CROWN POINT | The project to replace the Hermit Lake sewage treatment plant with a regional pumping station and construction of a force main connection to the Crown Point sanitary sewer system is on track to begin by late fall.

June 09, 2014 6:45 pm

M'ville subdivision could receive sanitary sewers from MCD

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Conservancy District is willing to expand sanitary sewer service in the Southmoor Park subdivision.

May 12, 2014 12:00 am

Sanitary sewer project planned in Hobart

HOBART | The first phase of a long-term sanitary sewer project in Hobart could begin next year.

April 12, 2014 7:00 pm

Utility Service Board approves labor agreement

PORTAGE | The Utility Service Board on Wednesday approved the labor contract with Operating Engineers Local 150.

January 15, 2014 2:46 pm

Hobart Sanitary Board eyes sewer work

HOBART | Plans are going forward toward adding a sewer line and regional lift station to the final phase of the 61st Avenue improvement project, City Engineer Phil Gralik said.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart boards discuss joining sewers to road work

HOBART | City officials have been asked to consider adding a $3 million sewer line and regional lift station to the final phase of the 61st Avenue road improvement project.

October 24, 2013 7:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Don't flush money, caution down toilet

You'd think we wouldn't have to remind people to flush human wastes and throw other trash into the appropriate receptacle, but there is too much evidence that people in Porter, and surely elsewhere, are clogging the sewers.

October 24, 2013 12:00 am

Residents worry about flooding from development

VALPARAISO | Sewer plans for the Preserve at Grande Oaks did not convince David and Jennifer Lawson the Valparaiso development would not make their flooding problems worse.

August 28, 2013 2:35 pm

Utility board to review mobile home park billing method

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board is looking at changing the way it charges mobile home parks for sanitary sewer services.

August 17, 2013 12:00 am

Portage utility panel considering $5 million in 'urgent' projects

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board on Wednesday approved commissioning a financial capacity study to determine if the department can afford more that $5 million in projects.

August 14, 2013 5:53 pm
Hobart residents hope sewer work ends flooding

Hobart residents hope sewer work ends flooding

HOBART | Deb Carroll's neighborhood in the 200 block of South Virginia Street has had flooding problems ever since she can remember.

July 31, 2013 8:45 pm Photos


Empty lots at issue in Camelot clash

PORTAGE | A representative of Camelot Manor and Camelot Estates mobile home parks complained to the city this week about abrupt changes in sanitary and stormwater billing charges.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am

Rand Street in Hobart will be closed Monday for sewer work

HOBART | Rand Street will be closed between Indiana and Kelly streets from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday while sanitary sewer repairs are being made.

July 12, 2013 12:00 am

Portage council reviews proposed commercial sewer rate increases

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council on Tuesday reviewed a proposed sewer rate increase for commercial properties, asking for clarifications.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am

Four-way stop at Center, 5th streets may reduce mishaps

HOBART | The Board of Works on Wednesday approved a four-way stop sign request from Police Chief Rick Zormier.

April 19, 2013 12:05 am

Main Street south of City Hall closed to traffic starting today

HOBART | A portion of Main Street south of City Hall will be closed to traffic starting today, city officials said.

April 01, 2013 12:05 am
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