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Stormwater

Workshop will help contractors comply with stormwater ordinances

Lake County contractors, builders and developers are invited to workshop on how to comply with the Clean Water Act and local stormwater ordinances. 

April 03, 2014 9:00 am

Surveyor won't give Illiana pass on environmental regulations

CROWN POINT | Lake Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. said Wednesday he will not relax the county's stormwater drainage regulations for the proposed Illiana Expressway.

March 19, 2014 5:45 pm

As winter wanes, potholes, flooding problems increase

VALPARAISO | Assuming Public Works Director Matt Evans is right and it won't continue to snow forever, the problem becomes one of dealing with the damage to the streets.

March 10, 2014 8:30 pm

Chautauqua Park project benefits from low bids

VALPARAISO | As bids for the second phase of the Chautauqua Park flood control project were opened at Tuesday's utilities board meeting, the numbers started out good and got better.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

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

M'ville crews clears snow from drains in anticipation of melt

MERRILLVILLE | The town’s Public Works Department continues to clear snow to uncover storm drains at intersections and roadways throughout Merrillville to prevent potential flooding.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo getting bids for Chautauqua Park project's phase 2

VALPARAISO | The first phase of the Chautauqua Park stormwater control project is complete and succeeding, and the city's Utilities Board hopes to begin the second phase this spring.

February 02, 2014 5:44 pm

Valpo moves to correct storm fee billings

VALPARAISO | Letters will be sent to 552 property owners in the next few weeks informing them their monthly stormwater fee is going up. Or down.

January 15, 2014 1:56 pm

Stormwater group makes plans for 2014

The Northwest Indiana Stormwater Advisory Group has created goals it hopes to accomplish in 2014.

December 30, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo plans $4.4M stormwater budget in 2014

VALPARAISO | The city plans to spend about $4.4 million for stormwater work in 2014 headed by the second phase of the Chautauqua Park project estimated to cost $1.5 million.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo to raze Needle and Thread house for parking lot

VALPARAISO | The former Natural Ovens Bakery dome isn't the only building the city hopes to obtain and demolish in the near future.

October 14, 2013 6:21 pm
M'ville Stormwater Utility site could be finished in December

M'ville Stormwater Utility site could be finished in December

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Stormwater Utility officials appear eager to occupy the department's resource center that's under construction.

October 07, 2013 5:07 pm
M'ville facility could be finished in December

M'ville facility could be finished in December

Construction of Merrillville's stormwater resource center continues. The project is on pace for completion in early December.

October 02, 2013 2:24 pm

Hobart meeting set for Oct. 9 postponed

HOBART | The special joint meeting of several Hobart boards set for Oct. 9 at City Hall, 414 Main St. has been postponed.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am

Petition seeks to preserve Valpo Tech trees

VALPARAISO | The second phase of the Chautauqua Park stormwater relief project has spawned a petition battle to save the trees next to the old Valparaiso Technical Institute property.

October 01, 2013 2:32 pm

Merrillville reviews stormwater spending

MERRILLVILLE | A review of the Stormwater Utility's spending in each of Merrillville's seven wards generated no criticism from town leaders.

September 23, 2013 7:30 pm

Hobart will address sewers at Oct. 9 meeting at City Hall

HOBART | There will be a special joint meeting of several Hobart boards at 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at City Hall, 414 Main St.

September 22, 2013 12:05 am

Hobart officials to discuss sewers Oct. 9

HOBART | There will be a special joint meeting of several Hobart boards at 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at City Hall, 414 Main St.

September 13, 2013 12:00 am

Surveyor continues drainage project along Kaiser Ditch

MERRILLVILLE | Work to enhance Kaiser Ditch wouldn't be as effective in alleviating drainage issues in Merrillville if the town weren't completing its own project addressing flooding issues, Lake County Surveyor George Van Til said.

September 04, 2013 9:00 pm

Merrillville rain garden featured in guidebook

MERRILLVILLE | Enhancements to a road in a north Merrillville community are featured in a publication about road projects using green infrastructure in the Great Lakes Watershed.

September 03, 2013 5:15 pm
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