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Sewage Treatment

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

Pratt project projected to boost utilities revenue

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.

October 15, 2014 2:28 pm

County officials award Willowdale sewer contract

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.

September 02, 2014 6:15 pm

Valpo utilities panel OKs design contract for sewer plant

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.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Valpo OKs bonds for water, sewer plant improvements

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.

July 28, 2014 7:26 pm
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

RDA grant helps Valpo prepare for Pratt expansion

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.

April 25, 2014 12:16 pm

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

Cargill plant giving off rotten egg smell

Strong odors have been wafting from the Cargill plant in Hammond as the result of an issue with the facility's wastewater treatment plant.

July 14, 2013 12:30 am

Differences over Hammond Sanitary District rates raise a stink

HAMMOND | City officials and the town of Griffith are having a bureaucratic brawl that is completely in the sewer.

July 13, 2013 8:45 pm

Crown Point officials sign off on subdivisions' sewage solutions

CROWN POINT | A move to connect homes in the unincorporated subdivisions Hermits Lake and Willowdale Manor to the city sewer system is gaining ground.

May 08, 2013 6:15 pm

Lake surveyor trying to coordinate Hermits Lake sewage solution

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.

March 19, 2013 2:17 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Regionalization would work well for some services

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.

January 13, 2013 12:00 am

Portage sewage plant to undergo $500,000 in improvements

PORTAGE | The city's sanitary sewer treatment plant will get about $500,000 in upgrades this winter to make the plant more energy efficient.

October 13, 2012 8:47 pm
EDITORIAL: Keep working on sewer overflow problem

EDITORIAL: Keep working on sewer overflow problem

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.

June 18, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo to study taking over East Porter schools sewage

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.

April 24, 2012 7:32 pm

Former water official pleads guilty in Hammond pollution case

HAMMOND | A former Hammond Sanitary District official agreed to plead guilty Friday to federal charges pertaining to illegal discharge of wastewater.

April 13, 2012 6:45 pm

Valpo sees many benefits in food waste, sludge mix

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.

February 18, 2012 8:30 pm

Valparaiso almost ready to sell human waste compost

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.

February 18, 2012 7:45 pm

Fire department granted permission to tear down house

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board this week gave permission to tear down an old house on wastewater treatment facility property on Old Porter Road.

February 13, 2012 12:00 am
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