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Utilities Department

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

Ice, ice, baby

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.

February 28, 2014 5:45 pm

Valpo plagued with frozen water lines

VALPARAISO | The snow on the ground isn't the only problem for the city this winter. There's the frozen pipes under the ground.

February 17, 2014 6:32 pm

Valpo breaks ground for public works campus

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.

January 13, 2014 6:30 pm

Valpo board to lien on storm fee scofflaws

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's Utilities Board and the utilities department are acting to reduce the amount of uncollected bills.

December 16, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo to award public works construction bids

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.

December 10, 2013 6:35 pm

Valpo outsourcing billing to save $25,000 a year

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Department is reducing the bill for its billing.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am

High bids delay Valpo public works project

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.

November 14, 2013 12:41 pm

Valpo public works hopes to harvest the rain

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.

September 29, 2013 11:00 pm

Valpo ready to bid public works campus

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.

July 25, 2013 7:00 pm

Valpo public works bonds move ahead - barely

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.

July 08, 2013 6:11 pm

Chester to design new Valpo utilities office

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.

June 30, 2013 11:15 pm

Survey says Valpo utilities customers happy with service

VALPARAISO | The vast majority of the city's water and sewer utilities customers is satisfied with the department's handling of problems and complaints.

June 03, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo flushing hydrants beginning Monday

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Department will be flushing fire hydrants on the south half of Valparaiso beginning Monday.

May 31, 2013 7:00 pm

Valpo public works project proceeds

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.

May 14, 2013 5:30 pm

Roundabout enables Valpo to replace aging water mains

VALPARAISO | There's nothing like a major roundabout project to help the city replace an aging water line.

November 28, 2012 7:30 pm

Waterline to be extended to Memorial hospital site

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.

June 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Sewer repair proceeds despite high costs

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.

January 10, 2012 6:13 pm

Valpo council expands role of liaisons

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.

January 09, 2012 5:38 pm

Beech St. water, sewer line bids higher than expected

VALPARAISO | The Utilities Board on Tuesday got its second surprise in three months from Beech Street.

December 19, 2011 12:00 am
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