Stormwater News

2022 June     Notice of Stormwater discharge June 14, 2022
 2019  Oct Taft Street Road Closure to begin Monday, October 14, 2019
 2019  Sept Fall, 2019, Newsletter article (Stormwater Rain Gardens)
 2019  Feb Municipal Sewer & Water article in February, 2019, edition
 2018  May FEMA Fact Sheet Dated May 29, 2018 regarding February, 2018, Flooding and Rain Event
 2018  April Merrillville High School and Andrean High School Participate in Earth Day Rain Barrel Competition
 2018  Mar Spring, 2018, Newsletter article (Stormwater 101)
 2017  Oct Fall, 2017, Newsletter article  (Flood Insurance Facts)
 2017  June Matt Lake & Stormwater Utiilty featured in June/July 2017 Business View Magazine
 2017  May May is "National Water Safety Month" - Precautions Needed at Ponds & Other Bodies of Water
 2017  May Rain Barrel Program for 2017 Concluded; Home Delivery is Now Available
 2017  April Andrean High School and Merrilville Public Schools Participating in Earth Day Rain Barrel Competition
 2017  Mar Spring, 2017, Newsletter Article (Wetlands and Stormwater Benefits)
 2017  Mar 2017 Rain Barrel Program Begins
 2016  Oct Fall, 2016, Newsletter Article (FEMA Flood Zones)
 2016  Aug Purdue Extension Holds Rain Garden Workshiop at Stormwater Resource Center Aug. 30 & 31, 2016
 2016  May Precautions Needed to Save Lives at Ponds & Other Bodies of Water
 2016  May Rain Barrel Program Concluded; Barrels Still Available Through Home Delivery Program
 2016  April Merrillville Public Schools Participate in Rain Barrel Competition at Earth Day Event
 2016  Mar Stormwater Department Launches its 2016 Rain Barrel Program
 2016  Mar Spring, 2016, Newsletter Article (Stormwater Pollution Prevention)
 2016  Jan 2016 Officers Named to Stormwater Management Board
 2015 Nov Mississippi Street Road Closure Announced for 93rd Avenue to 101st Avenue
 2015 Oct Taney Ditch Improvements Completed - October, 2015
 2015 Sep Fall, 2015, Newsletter Article (Stormwater Fall Tips)
 2015 Sep Erosion Control Lunch & Learn Sponsored by Siltworm held at Stormwater Center
 2015 Aug Hoosier Riverwatch Workshop Held at Stormwater Resource Center
 2015 June Town of Merrillville Named an Indiana CLEAN Community
 2015 May Rain Barrel Program concluded; Residents can still order through UpCycle Products
 2015 April Rain Barrel Program Pickup Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Stormwater Resource Center
 2015 Mar Stormwater Utility Display Rain Barrel Painted By Andrean High School Students
 2015 Mar Spring, 2015, Newsletter Article (Stormwater Protection, Awards Received This Past Year & Rain Barrel Program Info)
 2015 Mar Stormwater Office Launches 2015 Rain Barrel Program
 2015 Feb INAFSM Winter Newsletter 2014-15 (with photo of Executive Director Matt Lake with "Outstanding Stormwater Project" Award and article about the 54th Court Project)
 2014 Nov Flood Insurance Premiums for Merrillville Residents to be Reduced
 2014 Nov Stormwater Resource Center Still Accepting Caps for Recycled Benches
 2014 Oct Stormwater Utility Receives Statewide Awards for 54th Court Project
 2014 Oct Fall, 2014, Newsletter Article (Stormwater Enforcement and Ways Residents Can Help)
 2014 Sept Take the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Quiz!
 2014 Sept Illegal Dumping Signs to be Installed  in Town - $100 Reward to be Given for Informaton Leading to Conviction - September 16, 2014
 2014 Aug Stormwater Master Plan to be Presented August 14, 2014
 2014 July Stormwater Center is Drop-Off Site for CAP-A-THON Program for Recycled Benches
 2014 May Radio One Communications Interview with Matt Lake & Darren Olson from Christopher Burke Engineering re: Stormwater Master Plan 
 2014 May  Rain Barrel Program Concluded
 2014 May  Merrillville Recognized for Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination Plan by IDEM
 2014 May  Executive Director Speaks at MS4 Annual Meeting on Utility Development & Master Plans
 2014 April  Stormwater Utility Launches Rain Barrel Program
 2014 April  Stormwater Utility Sets Southmoor Park Residents Public Meeting
 2014 April  Floodplain Management Workshop Held
 2014 April  Permeable Hardscapes Workshop Held
 2014 March  Spring, 2014, Newsletter Article (Stormwater Spring Tips)
 2014 Feb  Stormwater Concerns Rise With Snow Melt
 2014 Jan  Routine Ditch Maintenance on Madison Ditch
 2013 Dec  Fr. Joseph Vamos Blessing of Merrillville Stormwater Resource Center
 2013 Dec  Merrillville Stormwater Resource Center Ribbon Cutting & Open House Held
 2013 Sept  Fall, 2013, Newsletter Article (Stormwater Resource Center Being Constructed, etc.) 
 2013 Sept  Kaiser Ditch Drainage Project Done in Conjunction with Lake County Surveyor
 2013 Sept  Stormwater Master Plan Inundation Maps Available For Public Viewing
 2013 Aug  Merrillville Rain Garden Featured in Great Lakes Green Streets Guidebook
 2013 July  Merrillville Stormwater Resource Center Groundbreaking Held
 2013 May  Bon Aire Lake Residents Meeting Held
 2013 April  Merrillville Named Tree City USA Again for 2012
 2013 April  Spring, 2013, Newsletter Article (Cancer and Stormwater Runoff)
 2013 April  Contractors' Workshop for Stormwater Protection Held
 2013 April  54th Avenue Storm Sewer Reconstruction Project Starts
 2012 Oct  Fall, 2012, Newsletter Article (Various Stormwater Projects and Activities)
 2012 Oct  Fall, 2012, Newsletter Article (West Nile Virus Protection) 
 2012 Sept  INAFSM Winter Newsletter 2012-13 (with photo of Executive Director Matt Lake receiving "Excellence in  Stormwater Management" Award
 2012 Sept  Executive Director Presented "Excellence in Stormwater Management" Award by INAFSM
 2012 Aug  Taft Street Drainage Improvement Project Begins
 2012 July  Good Tree Works Municipal Arborist Training Held at Hidden Lake
 2012 May  54th Court Reconstruction Project Slated To Begin
 2012 March  Spring, 2012, Newsletter Article (Fertilizers and Stormwater Management in Your Yard)
 2012 Jan  Matt Lake Appointed to Indiana Watershed Leadership Academy
 2011 Oct  Fall, 2011, Newsletter Article (Oil and Stormwater Do Not Mix)
 2011 Aug  Matt Lake Hired as Executive Director of Merrillville Stormwater Utility