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M'ville, Gary dispute over sewer overflow aired Aug. 11

MERRILLVILLE | Court proceedings are scheduled for a Gary Sanitary District sewer overflow that allegedly occurred in Merrillville.

July 27, 2014 6:30 pm
EDITORIAL: Severing sewers isn't money down drain

EDITORIAL: Severing sewers isn't money down drain

Combined sewer overflows are being identified as a potential source of sewage in the Little Calumet River. That shouldn't come as a big surprise.

June 20, 2014 5:45 pm

Report: Ind. tops nation in toxic releases to waterways

A report by Environment America released Thursday ranks Indiana number one in the nation for toxic releases into waterways.

June 19, 2014 2:35 pm
KATHY LUTHER: Create healthy lawn without poisoning water

KATHY LUTHER: Create healthy lawn without poisoning water

Now that we have parked our snowblowers in favor of lawnmowers, and traded our snow shovels for spades, it is time to talk about environmentally responsible gardening. Whatever patch of green you call home, whether it is a few patio planters, prize-winning veggies or acres of turf, how you t…

May 22, 2014 12:00 am

IDEM award a real tree(t) for Valpo

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso has a shady reputation, but in a good way, and it recently received recognition from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for its use of trees in helping to control stormwater.

May 20, 2014 5:00 pm

Surveyor won't give Illiana pass on environmental regulations

CROWN POINT | Lake Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. said Wednesday he will not relax the county's stormwater drainage regulations for the proposed Illiana Expressway.

March 19, 2014 5:45 pm

Portage drainage projects get go-ahead

PORTAGE | The Portage Utility Services Board approved beginning work on four stormwater drainage-related projects.

March 12, 2014 5:45 pm
Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's environmental regulator told lawmakers Wednesday he fears new, impossible-to-meet federal pollution standards will overshadow the progress Indiana has made in improving air and water quality.

October 30, 2013 12:45 pm

Hobart will address sewers at Oct. 9 meeting at City Hall

HOBART | There will be a special joint meeting of several Hobart boards at 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at City Hall, 414 Main St.

September 22, 2013 12:05 am

Rain gardens provide lessons for elementary kids

VALPARAISO | Central Elementary School students will learn first-hand about the benefits of rain gardens next fall.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am
Hobart residents hope sewer work ends flooding

Hobart residents hope sewer work ends flooding

HOBART | Deb Carroll's neighborhood in the 200 block of South Virginia Street has had flooding problems ever since she can remember.

July 31, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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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
KATHY LUTHER: Stormwater fees don't stop rain, but manage it

KATHY LUTHER: Stormwater fees don't stop rain, but manage it

One of the main storm drains on my block is at the end of my driveway. Wednesday morning as I stood out in the extreme downpour, clearing branches and debris out of this drain to allow the water to clear, I was reminded of a conversation with a region resident complaining about their stormwater fee.

June 27, 2013 12:05 am
Valpo stormwater program earns 3 state awards

Valpo stormwater program earns 3 state awards

VALPARAISO | The city's campaign to correct stormwater flooding problems is paying off in more than fewer flooded basements.

June 19, 2013 7:04 pm

Stormwater Awareness gala set Saturday at Festival Park

HOBART | The city has scheduled the second annual Stormwater Awareness Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.

June 17, 2013 12:05 am

Hobart to hold Stormwater Awareness Festival on June 22

HOBART | The city will hold the second annual Stormwater Awareness Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 22 at Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Road.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am
KATHY LUTHER: Water knows no boundaries

KATHY LUTHER: Water knows no boundaries

We use water to sustain our bodies, cook and grow our food. We use it to wash everything from clothes to toes, cars to decks. We use it to float goods to us from faraway places, and to carry away waste products. We swim, paddle and play in it.

May 23, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo's disinfection facility passes its first big test

VALPARAISO | The seemingly incessant rain last week provided the first test of Valparaiso's combined sewer overflow disinfection facility.

April 28, 2013 9:35 pm
Valpo stormwater investment paying big dividends

Valpo stormwater investment paying big dividends

VALPARAISO | It was a first in the 18 years Steve Poulos has worked for the city's wastewater treatment plant, and it might have been a first in the almost 60-year history of the facility.

January 12, 2013 12:00 am

Public hearing planned for revised BP refinery permits

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is hosting a public hearing Thursday on draft permits for BP Products North America Inc.'s Whiting Refinery.

November 13, 2012 10:00 am
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