Showing: 1-20 of 15

Water Treatment

Valpo board to vote on fluoride use in 2 weeks

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board is expected to vote in two weeks on a recommendation to the council on whether Valparaiso should continue to add fluoride to the city water supply.

August 26, 2014 8:45 pm

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 OKs bonds for water, sewer plant improvements

VALPARAISO | It took the city Council barely five minutes to cast the final votes Monday approving more than $20 million in bonds for the improvements to the sewage treatment plant, the expansion of the airport water treatment plant and the drilling of additional wells.

July 28, 2014 7:26 pm

EDITORIAL: Fluoridation takes bite out of tooth decay

Valparaiso is looking at whether to continue fluoridating the city's drinking water. The answer should be easy.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am

Griffith man receives federal probation in pollution case

HAMMOND | A Griffith man was sentenced Friday to two years on probation for discharging pollution through the Hammond Sanitary District's water treatment works without a permit.

May 17, 2014 12:05 am

Water fluoridation debate rages on after 70 years

Fluoride in the water, introduced in the 1940s, continues to be a controversial topic. No one is calling it a Communist plot anymore, but the two sides still can be heated about it.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am

Improving the quality of life remains focus for Lake Station mayor

LAKE STATION | City officials remain focused on improving the quality of life for residents, Mayor Keith Soderquist said.

March 25, 2013 12:00 am

House approves annexation plan that could aid Lowell, Winfield

INDIANAPOLIS | Lowell, Winfield and similarly situated Indiana communities are one step closer to annexing their out-of-town water or wastewater treatment facilities without annexing the land in between.

February 18, 2013 7:30 pm

Lake Station water boil order continues until further notice

LAKE STATION | Lake Station residents using city water are advised to follow a general boil water advisory until further notice, Mayor Keith Soderquist said.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Fluoridating the water? I'll drink to that

PHIL WIELAND: Fluoridating the water? I'll drink to that

Those who say, "It must be something in the water" might be right. The water has plenty of stuff in it, including fluoride, and once again this week a Valpo resident asked the city to stop fluoridation.

October 12, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Keep working on sewer overflow problem

EDITORIAL: Keep working on sewer overflow problem

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.

June 18, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo water plant sprang a leak during holiday

VALPARAISO | The city's Flint Lake water treatment plant sprang a leak over the Memorial Day weekend -- causing a mess and a few tense moments before repairs were made.

June 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Valpo pushing to meet copper limit for water

VALPARAISO | Having five homes register higher copper levels in the water than is allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not mean Valparaiso's water is unsafe.

April 14, 2012 12:00 am

Deerfield landfill at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor gains key final approval

ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor moved a step closer to starting construction of a large restricted waste landfill on its property, gaining approval from the town to continue.

March 22, 2012 3:00 pm

Valpo finds high copper levels in water

VALPARAISO | Recent tests of water from faucets in older homes turned up five cases of excess copper, a Water Department official said Tuesday.

October 13, 2011 7:00 pm
Follow The Times

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses



Who do you support for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 1?

View Results