Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Downtown Hammond-Grand Marquette Trail Connector Project

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The City of Hammond in a collaborative effort with the Hammond Sanitary District and Redevelopment Commission has plans to construct a bike trail connection from Downtown Hammond to the Grand Marquette Trail. This connection will ultimately connect the trails from South Hammond through to Wolf Lake and a loop around the Irving Park Neighborhood allowing safe access to bikers, runners …

Hammond Sanitary District Reaches Deal with EPA on Addressing Sewer Overflows

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On Tuesday, January 24, the Board of Sanitary Commissioners of the Sanitary District of Hammond unanimously passed a resolution approving a final agreement with state and federal environmental agencies to address combined sewer overflows required by the federal Clean Water Act. The projects called for by this agreement known as a “consent decree” will yield significant environmental benefits for Hammond …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Sanitary District, Griffith Reach Agreement on Sewer Contract

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The Hammond Sanitary District (HSD) and the Town of Griffith (Griffith) today reached a binding agreement for sanitary sewer services and fees following protracted litigation and negotiations. “I’m pleased that the Sanitary District and the Town have finally come to mutual agreement over past and current sewer fees and a way forward in achieving clean water for our communities,” said …

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE: Hammond Sanitary District

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The City of Hammond Sanitary District will be holding a public meeting to inform the public about the South Hammond Storm Water Detention/Infiltration Basin Project. The proposed project will be located between Columbia Avenue and Linden Street from 175th Street to 176th Place. Topics to be discussed include general information about the project, reasons for the project and proposed benefits …

Hammond Sanitary District Publishes Draft Long Term Control Plan

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The Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) to mitigate CSOs is a revision to HSD’s original plan submitted to IDEM in 1997 and is being conducted pursuant to requirements under the federal Clean Water Act. The revised plan assumes that the Hammond Sanitary District is providing wastewater treatment services for the current customer communities of the City of Whiting, the Town …

Salmon swim upstream to Hammond Sanitary District

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October 29, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw Hammond Sanitary District Manager Marty Wielgos calls it “liquid gold.” Usually it’s referred to as liquid waste — the effluent that’s discharged into the Grand Calumet River from the sanitary district. Wielgos said there is a big difference in the quality of the liquid compared to when it was sewage water coming into the …

Hammond, Munster councils tour Sanitary District

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October 03, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw Members of the Hammond City Council and Munster Town Council toured the Hammond Sanitary District Wednesday. For many of them it marked the first time getting a thorough look at the 80-acre facility at 5143 Columbia Ave. that serves Hammond, Munster, Highland, Griffith and Whiting. Marty Wielgos, sanitary district manager, said it was a …

City passes new water rate class and collection of stormwater fees

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September 28, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The City Council has adopted two water-related ordinances. The council voted 9-0 recently on an addition of a new class of water rate for commercial properties in the city. Because there is only a residential and industrial water rate class, commercial properties were paying the same $1.55 per thousand gallons as residents. Beginning Wednesday, …

Changes may come to how city collects stormwater fee

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September 20, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw The monthly storm-sewer fee may be taken off the water bill for residents and businesses and moved to the tax bill — witCharge might move from water bill to tax billh a big increase — if the Hammond City Council approves an ordinance later this month. The $12 annual fee for households would increase …