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Changes may come to how city collects stormwater fee

HAMMOND | The monthly storm-sewer fee may be taken off the water bill for residents and businesses and moved to the tax bill — witCharge might move from water bill to tax billh a big increase — if the Hammond City Council approves an ordinance later this month.

September 20, 2014 5:59 pm

Brentwood subdivision stormwater project to begin Oct. 1

PORTAGE | Contractors should begin mobilizing work on the Brentwood subdivision stormwater project on Oct. 1.

September 10, 2014 3:33 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburbs are becoming greener

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburbs are becoming greener

The south suburbs will become a little greener this year thanks to an effort by the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and its partners to plan, promote, and construct green infrastructure throughout the region.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Kouts to open bids for stormwater project Thursday

KOUTS | The town will open bids Thursday on a major storm sewer construction project estimated to cost $475,000.

August 18, 2014 7:21 pm

Stormwater coordinator resigns over pay squabble

PORTAGE | The city's designated stormwater coordinator resigned her duties Wednesday following a months-long squabble over some $3,000 in back pay.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm
KATHY LUTHER: Rain, rain go away - but not completely

KATHY LUTHER: Rain, rain go away - but not completely

You might have noticed that we’ve had a little rain in the region lately. If you are like me, right about now you have that childhood rhyme “Rain, Rain, Go Away! Come again some other day!” running through your head. At my house we have once again dubbed our backyard Lake Luther because of l…

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Flood insurance premiums set to drop for Merrillville residents

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville property owners required to have flood insurance could see their premiums drop by 15 percent this fall.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Meeting scheduled June 4 about drainage upgrades

MERRILLVILLE | The town will have a second informational meeting about upcoming Southmoor Park subdivision drainage improvements.

May 21, 2014 5:45 pm

IDEM award a real tree(t) for Valpo

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso has a shady reputation, but in a good way, and it recently received recognition from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for its use of trees in helping to control stormwater.

May 20, 2014 5:00 pm

Time to order rain barrels in Valpo

VALPARAISO | Now that the weather finally has warmed enough that we can expect less snow and more rain, Valparaiso announced it is again offering rain barrels for residents.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Rain barrel program available to Merrillville residents

MERRILLVILLE | The town's Stormwater Utility has collaborated with Upcycle Products to offer rain barrels to residents.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

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
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