PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board opened a single bid to repair an approximate 190,000-gallon clarifier tank at the treatment plant.
VALPARAISO | The water and sewage treatment budgets presented Tuesday for the city's Utilities Board to consider for 2015 calls for modest increases in revenue and expenses, but it might be considered a worst case scenario.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials on Tuesday awarded the first of three contracts to link 54 homes outside of city limits into the municipal sewer system.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved two contracts Tuesday totaling more than $300,000 for improvements to the sewage treatment plant and replacing a sanitary sewer main on U.S. 30.
VALPARAISO | It took the city Council barely five minutes to cast the final votes Monday approving more than $20 million in bonds for the improvements to the sewage treatment plant, the expansion of the airport water treatment plant and the drilling of additional wells.
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.
VALPARAISO | To get ready for the increased sewage to be generated by the Pratt Industries expansion, the city's Utilities Board voted Tuesday to accept a grant for the upgrade of the Horseprairie Avenue pump station.
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.
Strong odors have been wafting from the Cargill plant in Hammond as the result of an issue with the facility's wastewater treatment plant.
HAMMOND | City officials and the town of Griffith are having a bureaucratic brawl that is completely in the sewer.
CROWN POINT | A move to connect homes in the unincorporated subdivisions Hermits Lake and Willowdale Manor to the city sewer system is gaining ground.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Drainage Board is expected to open public discussion Wednesday on an eventual plan to connect the homes of 200 residents of the Hermits Lake and Hawthorn Hills subdivisions to this city's sewer system.
The current funding debate regarding the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and the transition in leadership at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission makes me think anew of regional approaches to governance.
PORTAGE | The city's sanitary sewer treatment plant will get about $500,000 in upgrades this winter to make the plant more energy efficient.
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.
VALPARAISO | East Porter County School Corp. wants to get out of the sewage treatment business at its three main campuses and Valparaiso is looking at taking over two of them.
HAMMOND | A former Hammond Sanitary District official agreed to plead guilty Friday to federal charges pertaining to illegal discharge of wastewater.
VALPARAISO | Using food waste to generate power at the city's sewage treatment plant could have multiple benefits besides lowering the plant's electric bill.
VALPARAISO | It took three years to develop the right formula for turning human waste into a product for use in gardens and another year to make sure it could be done on a large scale.
PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board this week gave permission to tear down an old house on wastewater treatment facility property on Old Porter Road.
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