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Region bills headed to governor's desk

INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received final approval Wednesday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly.

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm
Sewer wars may mean no business movement

Sewer wars may mean no business movement

HAMMOND | The mayor is vowing that new business growth in Griffith, Highland and Whiting will remain in the toilet until those municipalities resolve their sewer rate dispute with Hammond.

January 16, 2014 3:00 pm Photos


Highland joins litigation over sewer rate dispute

HIGHLAND | Town officials are suing the Hammond Sanitary District to avoid having the community's sewer costs triple.

October 01, 2013 7:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Hammond, neighboring towns should work through sewer contract without terse posturing

Tearing up a contract before its life is complete is rarely a good way to do business.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am

Griffith to fight Hammond Sanitary District in court

GRIFFITH | The Town Council on Tuesday said it will fight a move by the Hammond Sanitary District to cancel an existing contract for handling Griffith's wastewater.

September 03, 2013 10:30 pm

Hammond sanitary district to terminate longtime water contracts

HAMMOND | The city is putting new pressure on Griffith, Highland and Whiting to pay more for the wastewater treatment the city sanitary district provides.

August 30, 2013 10:39 am

Portage utility panel considering $5 million in 'urgent' projects

PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board on Wednesday approved commissioning a financial capacity study to determine if the department can afford more that $5 million in projects.

August 14, 2013 5:53 pm

Cargill plant giving off rotten egg smell

Strong odors have been wafting from the Cargill plant in Hammond as the result of an issue with the facility's wastewater treatment plant.

July 14, 2013 12:30 am

Crown Point officials sign off on subdivisions' sewage solutions

CROWN POINT | A move to connect homes in the unincorporated subdivisions Hermits Lake and Willowdale Manor to the city sewer system is gaining ground.

May 08, 2013 6:15 pm

House approves annexation plan that could aid Lowell, Winfield

INDIANAPOLIS | Lowell, Winfield and similarly situated Indiana communities are one step closer to annexing their out-of-town water or wastewater treatment facilities without annexing the land in between.

February 18, 2013 7:30 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Regionalization would work well for some services

The current funding debate regarding the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and the transition in leadership at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission makes me think anew of regional approaches to governance.

January 13, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart mulls ending dispute with Gary over plans to build sewage treatment plant

HOBART | Plans to construct a wastewater treatment plant in Hobart have been in the works for close to 16 years.

November 17, 2012 7:25 pm

Trial of 3 accused of tainting wastewater plant tests starts

HAMMOND | The former contract operator of the Gary Sanitary District wastewater treatment plant and two of its employees are on trial this week facing allegations they violated the Clean Water Act.

October 30, 2012 12:05 am
EDITORIAL: Keep working on sewer overflow problem

EDITORIAL: Keep working on sewer overflow problem

Valparaiso is working to end the release of untreated sewage into Salt Creek, most recently through the opening of a new combined sewer overflow disinfection facility. It's a welcome development.

June 18, 2012 12:00 am

Water: It's about awareness and 'yuk' factor

The level of knowledge and concern for fresh water is low for the population in general, but it is especially low among high school and college students, Julie Peller said.

May 12, 2012 12:00 am
Community continues to eye refinery permits

Community continues to eye refinery permits

WHITING | Environmentalists, community members and regulators have a message for BP: We'll be watching.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos


16,500 gallons of sewage spills

SOUTH HAVEN | About 16,500 gallons of untreated sewage overflowed into Salt Creek earlier this month following a power failure, federal court records show.

July 19, 2011 6:50 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Industry, quality of life can peacefully coexist

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Industry, quality of life can peacefully coexist

As we move into the summer season, major construction activity continues on the north end of Lake County. At BP we continue to make safe and steady progress on the refinery's modernization project. Also, Whiting and Hammond continue to transform the quality of life along the lake shore with …

June 05, 2011 12:00 am

United Water wants federal suit tossed

HAMMOND | A contractor accused of breaking federal water protection laws said it committed no crimes and was following the government's requirements.

April 14, 2011 7:30 pm

Residents rap U.S. Steel for water-spraying plan

GARY | Residents and environmental activists said Thursday they aren't convinced U.S. Steel Corp. has done enough research to fully operate a water-spraying system outside of a landfill adjacent to its steel mill property.

March 04, 2011 12:00 am
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