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Army Corps grant to fund $1M in sewer relining

VALPARAISO | The third and final phase of the Green Acres flood relief project is going to get completed a lot sooner than expected thanks to a million-dollar grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

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

Valpo forced to change wellfield plans

VALPARAISO | The city's plans for a new wellfield to the north have taken a turn to the southeast.

May 19, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo committee to look for holes in fluoridation issue

VALPARAISO | The city's water has been fluoridated for about 60 years, but a committee has been formed to help determine whether that should continue to be the case.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am

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

Valpo approves contract for UV disinfection upgrade

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved a $304,357 contract Tuesday with MWH Americas Inc., of Chicago, for the design of a new ultraviolet disinfection system at the sewage treatment plant.

April 23, 2014 4:15 pm

DLZ to develop downtown Valpo flood control plan

VALPARAISO | The next major stormwater control plan the city wants to develop is for the downtown, almost all of which is served by sewers that collect both storm and sanitary water.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo preparing for U.S. 30, Ind. 49 growth

VALPARAISO | With the expansion of Pratt Industries and the expected growth along the Ind. 49 and U.S. 30 corridors, Valparaiso's Utilities Board is expecting more sewage in the coming years.

February 12, 2014 12:00 pm

Valpo OKs rate changes, not refunds for storm fees

VALPARAISO | A proposal Tuesday to reset the stormwater rates for 552 properties was approved by the city's Utilities Board, which will result in Valparaiso collecting an additional $130,449 each year.

January 29, 2014 7:30 pm

Refinance reaps $1M return for Valpo utilities

VALPARAISO | The timing seemed right to refinance a couple of bond issues, but Valparaiso's Utilities Board had no idea how right until recently.

December 11, 2013 9:00 pm

Valpo takes new approach to water system upgrades

VALPARAISO | The time to get ready for the future is now, and Valparaiso's Utilities Board approved a $298,000 contract this month with Arcadis U.S. Inc., of Indianapolis, to do just that.

November 29, 2013 2:15 pm

Water, sewer rate hikes introduced in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The plan to increase water and sewer rates in a three-phase schedule starting Jan. 1, was introduced at Monday's council meeting.

October 28, 2013 8:46 pm

Utility board seeks increases in water, sewer rates

VALPARAISO | A resolution recommending a three-tiered rate increase for both sewer and water service was approved by the city's Utilities Board on Tuesday and will go to the council for approval Monday.

October 22, 2013 6:05 pm

Valpo hopes new well site meets future needs

VALPARAISO | To make sure the city has enough water for at least the next 20 years, the city's Utilities Board agreed Tuesday to drilling a test well on a site it hopes eventually will generate 3 to 4 million gallons of water a day.

September 24, 2013 7:45 pm

Valpo could see 33% jump in water, sewer bills

VALPARAISO | After studying the city's water needs for a year at a cost of about $175,000, Utility Director Steve Poulos told the council Monday the city should continue to use groundwater, but it's going to require a rate increase for sewer and water services.

September 23, 2013 9:30 pm
Pratt Industries announces $260 million expansion in Valparaiso

Pratt Industries announces $260 million expansion in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Plans by Pratt Industries to build a $260 million, 250,000-square-foot paper recycling plant next to its cardboard box plant were announced Tuesday by company officials and Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas.

September 17, 2013 6:00 pm Photos


Valpo eliminates deposits for new water customers

VALPARAISO | The city's water department has switched to a "No deposit but plenty of returns coming" policy.

September 11, 2013 6:00 pm

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

Valpo public works campus aiming for October start

VALPARAISO | Plans for the new public works campus are expected to be presented to the city's Site Review Committee on Aug. 27 with the goal of seeking bids in September.

August 14, 2013 6:23 pm

Valpo ready to bid public works campus

VALPARAISO | While plans for the new public works campus are being finalized, Public Works Director Matt Evans received permission Thursday to advertise for bids as soon as they are ready.

July 25, 2013 7:00 pm
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