VALPARAISO | A proposed sidewalk to provide public access to view the Thorgren Basin detention pond on Roosevelt Road brought questions from the city's Utilities Board as to who should pay for sidewalks.
VALPARAISO | It's a case of detention basin deja vu.
VALPARAISO | The five-points roundabout was five years in the making and will take about five months for the building.
VALPARAISO | The future of water and, indeed, the future of life in Valparaiso and the rest of the planet is a combination of finding an adequate supply, conserving water to make the supply last and restoring the infrastructure needed to bring the water to homes and businesses.
VALPARAISO | The seemingly incessant rain last week provided the first test of Valparaiso's combined sewer overflow disinfection facility.
VALPARAISO | Plans for a storm sewer connecting the retention pond behind the Willows Rehabilitation Center to the Thorgren basin had to be put on hold Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | One of the scariest things on TV recently wasn't on cable or satellite. It was in Valparaiso's sewers.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board has hired MWH Global, of Chicago, to study whether the pumping stations at Sturdy Road and Horseprairie Avenue are adequate to handle a new industry.
VALPARAISO | The final numbers could get some tweaking, but the city's Redevelopment Commission approved funding Wednesday to cover the local share and the construction management contract for the five-points roundabout project.
VALPARAISO | Work on the Chautauqua Park flood relief project will begin Monday, Chief Deputy Engineer Adam McAlpine said.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board should be ready by July to make a recommendation whether the water supply should continue to come from the ground or from Lake Michigan via another supplier.
VALPARAISO | In January, James Youngjohn came to Valpariso's Utilities Board for relief from a $700 water bill allegedly caused by a tenant who turned water on a vacant apartment bathroom Youngjohn owns.
VALPARAISO | Whether he's looking back at the past year or ahead to the next one, Mayor Jon Costas sees plenty of things to be optimistic about.
VALPARAISO | It was almost like divine intervention. Valparaiso needed to get rid of a lot of dirt, and St. Paul Church needed a lot of dirt to fill its backyard.
VALPARAISO | With the Chautautaqua Park stormwater control project offering a projected $4 million contract, Valpariso's Utilities Board drew bids from 10 companies Tuesday.
It's a problem that's almost as old as indoor plumbing in jails, but it's becoming a frequent frustration for the Valparaiso utilities maintenance crews.
VALPARAISO | The five-points roundabout project is on schedule to have bids opened March 6 following approval of an agreement Thursday by the city for the reimbursement of the cost of replacing several water lines.
VALPARAISO | The return of the first real cold spell in more than a year is resulting in the first real spate of water line problems, both for the city's water utility and for home owners.
VALPARAISO | After a little last-minute haggling over price, Valparaiso's Redevelopment Commission voted Thursday to hire a consulting team to develop a corridor plan for Ind. 49.
VALPARAISO | It's now up to DLZ to design a culvert replacement under the Rail America tracks behind the Franklin House, but Valparaiso's Utilities Board wanted to know why the original consultant did not do the job.
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