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.
WHITING | Environmentalists, community members and regulators have a message for BP: We'll be watching.
VALPARAISO | The city received an award for complete compliance by its sewage treatment plant with its operating permit in 2010.
We in Northwest Indiana have polluted water. I'm not just talking about any kind of pollution; I'm talking about Escherichia coli. Yes, E. coli, otherwise known as bacteria, pathogens, indicators and other names I can't mention in a family paper.
PORTAGE | Don Slawnikowski and his crew at the city's wastewater treatment plant are a little like detectives.
VALPARAISO | The seemingly never ending rains of the past couple of weeks have resulted in at least one combined sewer overflow, but help is on the way.
PORTAGE | The Portage Utility Board adopted a new policy Wednesday to clarify how it will charge connection and tap-on fees to Damon Run Conservancy District.
VALPARAISO | The city's sewer utility could be one step away from selling its treated sewage instead of having to pay for its removal.
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