VALPARAISO | The last time the city's Utilities Department had to thaw water lines was 2007, but this year they have had to remove ice blockages from 32 of them.
VALPARAISO | The snow on the ground isn't the only problem for the city this winter. There's the frozen pipes under the ground.
VALPARAISO | Monday was the groundbreaking ceremony for Valparaiso's new public works department campus, but they already have penciled in Councilman Bob Taylor as the one to wield the scissors at the fall grand opening ribbon cutting.
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's Utilities Board and the utilities department are acting to reduce the amount of uncollected bills.
VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety is expected to award contracts Friday to construct the new Public Works Department campus on land at the city's sewage treatment plant.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Department is reducing the bill for its billing.
VALPARAISO | Despite getting more than 40 bids for the variety of work needed to build the new public works department campus, the city will seek more bids in four areas.
VALPARAISO | Plans for the city's new public works campus are expected to be ready to submit for bids in about a week, and Public Works Director Matt Evans hopes the cost leaves room to include a rain harvesting system.
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.
VALPARAISO | A seemingly routine resolution to begin setting up a building corporation to issue bonds for financing the new public works campus barely passed after a debate at Monday's City Council meeting.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved a contract with Chester Inc. last week to design a 14,000-square-foot addition to one of the buildings on the new public works campus being planned for land at the sewage treatment plant.
VALPARAISO | The vast majority of the city's water and sewer utilities customers is satisfied with the department's handling of problems and complaints.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Department will be flushing fire hydrants on the south half of Valparaiso beginning Monday.
VALPARAISO | A collective sigh of relief from the Valparaiso Public Works Department crew could probably be heard for miles Thursday as the deadline passed for anyone to remonstrate against the proposed bond issue to building a new public works campus.
VALPARAISO | There's nothing like a major roundabout project to help the city replace an aging water line.
VALPARAISO | The final leg of the water main installation for the Memorial Health System site at the southeast corner of Ind. 49 and Burlington Beach Road will be installed over the next four months.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board voted to proceed with the replacement of a section of the Beech Street sewer despite bids that were about $100,000 above the engineer's estimate of $170,000.
VALPARAISO | At its annual organizational meeting, the Valparaiso City Council decided to expand its efforts to communicate with city departments through the creation of additional liaison positions.
VALPARAISO | The Utilities Board on Tuesday got its second surprise in three months from Beech Street.
VALPARAISO | Bids were opened for two projects at last week's Valparaiso utilities board meeting, and the results could hardly have been more different.
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