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Water Supply

Valpo board sends fluoride recommendation to council

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board on Tuesday voted to send to the council its recommendation to continue fluoridation of the city's water supply.

September 24, 2014 11:35 am
Water supply an economic development issue

Water supply an economic development issue

It takes a lot of water to build and grow things, and in Indiana, that’s what we do. It’s why the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation commissioned a new study on water resources. We want the state to continue to grow and thrive, and water is one of the necessary elements to support that growth.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo utilities to refinance $13 million in bonds

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.

October 08, 2013 5:28 pm

Valpo could see 33% jump in water, sewer bills

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.

September 23, 2013 9:30 pm

Lowell explores possibility of tapping quarry operation for water supply

LOWELL | Water from a quarry operation just getting underway could provide another water source option for Lowell.

June 25, 2013 7:15 pm

Glenwood officials discuss water contract

GLENWOOD | The Glenwood Board of Trustees met Tuesday to discuss its water contract with Chicago Heights. The contract expires next month.

June 11, 2013 10:45 pm

Lowell eyes new concept for water plant

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.

June 10, 2013 8:42 pm

Good weather speeds Lake Station water project

LAKE STATION | Freshly fallen snow marked the March 25 start of Lake Station's new water improvement project.

May 12, 2013 8:00 pm

Study to determine Valpo water's future

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.

May 10, 2013 9:00 pm Related

Valparaiso tests water often to ensure purity

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.

May 08, 2013 7:19 pm

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

States squaring off over water 'haves,' 'have-nots'

Water fights used to be a fun thing to do on hot summer days. These days, they are deadly serious and can go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 04, 2013 7:30 pm
Lake Station's new water plant will filter out problems

Lake Station's new water plant will filter out problems

Indiana recently approved an $11 million Indiana Drinking Water State Revolving Fund low-interest loan to Lake Station in 2013 to improve the city's aging water distribution system, including the addition of the new 2 million-gallon-per-day drinking water treatment plant, which the City Coun…

December 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos


KATHY LUTHER: Give thanks for water, conserve it carefully

KATHY LUTHER: Give thanks for water, conserve it carefully

Since this is a Thanksgiving column, you are either reading this column with the delicious aroma of turkey in the oven, or you are dozing over your newspaper in a pleasant turkey tryptophan-induced daze. While you are thinking of all the things you are thankful for -- whether family, friends…

November 22, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo sewer, water rate hikes could be coming

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.

November 14, 2012 4:44 pm

Study looks at Valpo water supply options

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.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am

Now is a good time to prepare for a water emergency

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.

May 07, 2012 7:00 pm

Voters to decide whether Sauk Village shifts to Lake Michigan 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.

February 23, 2012 9:30 pm Related

Cal City, Hammond continue to negotiate water deal

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.

February 12, 2012 8:00 pm

Cal City to negotiate water contract with Hammond

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.

January 16, 2012 12:00 am
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