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Valpo panel recommends continued use of fluoride

VALPARAISO | In a 5 to 2 vote, the city's Fluoride Commission recommended the city continue to add fluoride to the water system, but the group unanimously agreed the issue should be addressed again in no more than five years.

August 07, 2014 6:33 pm

Valpo woman gets shut-off notice but no bill

VALPARAISO | When Tina Loftis found a tag on her door Monday telling her the water would be shut off because she hadn't paid her bill for two months, she was surprised because she hadn't even gotten a bill for the past two months.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago hydrant testing scheduled for Wednesday

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Fire and Water departments plan to test fire hydrant flow throughout the city Wednesday.

June 17, 2013 11:48 am

Tips for protecting your home's water

VALPARAISO | All the testing the city's Water Department does to make sure the water entering the homes is safe isn't enough. The home owner is responsible once the water enters his property.

May 11, 2013 12:00 am

Putting the brakes on water main breaks

VALPARAISO | It's not all fun and games at Valparaiso's Water Department during National Drinking Water Week, but some of it is.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am

Testing could discolor water north of CN tracks in Valpo

VALPARAISO | Testing of the Flint Lake well system could result in discoloration of water in the area north of the Canadian National railroad tracks, according to the Valparaiso Water Department.

October 08, 2012 7:45 pm

Water department hoax used, police warn Whiting residents

WHITING | The city is warning residents to be on alert for suspicious individuals posing as water department employees.

September 01, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo to flush hydrants beginning Monday

VALPARAISO | The city's water utility will begin flushing fire hydrants on the north side of the city beginning Monday and continuing for about eight weeks.

August 17, 2012 6:00 pm

Hammond gas leak quickly contained

HAMMOND | A gas main punctured by a Water Department crew in Hammond's Robertsdale neighborhood Tuesday morning was quickly controlled with no threat to the public, officials said.

October 25, 2011 10:24 am
East Chicago Water Department Meeting

East Chicago Water Department Meeting

East Chicago Water Department will meet Oct. 13, 2011.

October 11, 2011 3:30 pm

Lanes closed for water main fix on Calumet Ave. in Munster

MUNSTER | Repairs on a leaking water main are forcing closure of one northbound and one southbound lane on Calumet Avenue between Fisher Street and Fisher Place, officials said.

August 16, 2011 12:00 am

Important Notice Regarding Water Department Policy and events in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | On June 23, the Board of Directors of the East Chicago Water Department has changed its policy regarding the responsibility of water and sewer bills for rental properties.

June 23, 2011 4:39 pm

Water Week: The 'big gorilla of infrastructure'

VALPARAISO | An indication of how bad the nation's water infrastructure is can be measured by the recent water loss audit done for Valparaiso that showed the city's water utility loses about 120 million gallons a year, most of that to leaks.

May 07, 2011 12:00 am

Conserving water usually good thing

VALPARAISO | How can using less water be a bad thing?

May 05, 2011 6:30 pm

'Blue thumbs' hitch ride on water conservation

VALPARAISO | The only time most people really stop to think about the water coming through their tap is when someone threatens to increase the cost.

May 02, 2011 12:00 am
Boil advisory issued for section of Valpo

Boil advisory issued for section of Valpo

VALPARAISO | A water main break in the Emmettsburg Subdivision on the city's west side forced the city to close Lincolnway as water was lost to about 30 homes.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Valpo tries to put brakes on water main breaks

VALPARAISO | The city's water mains are beginning to show their age in the way mains usually do -- by breaking.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am

Tri-Town reviews pending projects

Tri-Town this year will focus on wrapping up municipal projects that started in 2010.

January 04, 2011 12:00 am

Water main break closes part of Indy Blvd. in Hammond

A water main break late Monday night forced the closure of Indianapolis Boulevard in Hammond near the entrance to the Horseshoe Casino, officials said.

December 28, 2010 12:20 pm

Initial results show no bacteria in E.C. water

EAST CHICAGO | Preliminary tests on Tuesday revealed no harmful bacteria in the water, but residents in a four-block area near 149th Street and Baring Avenue will have to wait until at least mid-day Wednesday to know whether their water is safe to drink without boiling.

June 22, 2010 2:15 pm
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