VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board took action Tuesday to save $90,000 a year on its loan repayments and save the sewer and water customers about 1 percent on the planned rate increases for next year.
VALPARAISO | After studying the city's water needs for a year at a cost of about $175,000, Utility Director Steve Poulos told the council Monday the city should continue to use groundwater, but it's going to require a rate increase for sewer and water services.
LOWELL | Water from a quarry operation just getting underway could provide another water source option for Lowell.
GLENWOOD | The Glenwood Board of Trustees met Tuesday to discuss its water contract with Chicago Heights. The contract expires next month.
LOWELL | The town could head into uncharted territory if it chooses to dive into the new means of sourcing municipal water as presented to the Town Council Monday.
LAKE STATION | Freshly fallen snow marked the March 25 start of Lake Station's new water improvement project.
VALPARAISO | The future of water and, indeed, the future of life in Valparaiso and the rest of the planet is a combination of finding an adequate supply, conserving water to make the supply last and restoring the infrastructure needed to bring the water to homes and businesses.
VALPARAISO | Testing to make sure the city's water supply is safe and meets all the state and federal standards is a full-time job. Literally.
VALPARAISO | It's not all fun and games at Valparaiso's Water Department during National Drinking Water Week, but some of it is.
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VALPARAISO | With the loss of a major revenue source and an estimated $600,000 in added employee health insurance costs, the city's Utilities Board is expected to seek rate increases for both sewer and water in 2013.
VALPARAISO | A decision is expected by early 2013 on if the city will need to connect to Indiana American Water to bolster its supply needs and if it's time to treat city water to make it softer.
Editor's note: This is the third article in a weeklong series for National Drinking Water Week on the importance of preserving and conserving water.
SAUK VILLAGE | Residents will get the chance Saturday to express their views on whether the village should get its drinking water from Lake Michigan.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave municipal officials four more months to negotiate a deal with Hammond city officials for the purchase of drinking water from Lake Michigan.
CALUMET CITY | The City Council last week gave city Treasurer Gerald Tarka and the city's legal team the go-ahead to negotiate a contract extension to buy water from Hammond.
VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board approved a contract Tuesday to hire Malcolm Pirnie Arcadis to study the city's water supply and help determine what needs to be done about the airport well field.
GLENWOOD | Village President Kerry Durkin said Glenwood will be prepared when its water contract with Hammond expires this time next year.
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