VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board could vote later this month on a plan to provide customers with the option of switching to online billing and payment as well as expanding payments with debit or credit cards.
VALPARAISO | One major storm sewer project is about to begin, and a smaller one is expected to get approval soon despite bids that were higher than expected.
VALPARAISO | Having detention basins that are more than simple holes in the ground means the city has to do more to maintain them so they don't become unsightly.
VALPARAISO | With a total bid almost $250,000 below its nearest competitor and $671,717 lower than the engineer's estimate, G.E. Marshall was an easy choice to do the second phase of the Chautauqua Park flood control project Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's Utilities Board and the utilities department are acting to reduce the amount of uncollected bills.
VALPARAISO | The timing seemed right to refinance a couple of bond issues, but Valparaiso's Utilities Board had no idea how right until recently.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Department is reducing the bill for its billing.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The plan to increase water and sewer rates in a three-phase schedule starting Jan. 1, was introduced at Monday's council meeting.
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.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board took action Tuesday to save $90,000 a year on its loan repayments and save the sewer and water customers about 1 percent on the planned rate increases for next year.
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.
VALPARAISO | The city's water department has switched to a "No deposit but plenty of returns coming" policy.
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