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.
HOBART | There will be a special joint meeting of several Hobart boards at 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at City Hall, 414 Main St.
VALPARAISO | Central Elementary School students will learn first-hand about the benefits of rain gardens next fall.
HOBART | Deb Carroll's neighborhood in the 200 block of South Virginia Street has had flooding problems ever since she can remember.
Strong odors have been wafting from the Cargill plant in Hammond as the result of an issue with the facility's wastewater treatment plant.
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.
VALPARAISO | The city's campaign to correct stormwater flooding problems is paying off in more than fewer flooded basements.
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.
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.
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.
VALPARAISO | The seemingly incessant rain last week provided the first test of Valparaiso's combined sewer overflow disinfection facility.
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.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is hosting a public hearing Thursday on draft permits for BP Products North America Inc.'s Whiting Refinery.
Offering perspective on today's issues
Valparaiso's new stormwater detention basin, currently under construction, is symbolic of the new attitude toward the environment in Northwest Indiana. Working together, environmentalists, government officials and industry can accomplish common goals.
VALPARAISO | Detention basins aren't just for temporarily storing stormwater anymore.
SAUK VILLAGE | Sauk Village resident Mark Brown held up a glass jar full of thick, brownish liquid that looked like twice-cooked coffee.
We want to make sure Northwest Indiana residents receive accurate information about Indiana’s efforts to address mercury and PCBs in our waterways.
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.
VALPARAISO | Bring on the rain!
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