Department History

The city of Valparaiso has had a water utility since the 1880s; however, it has gone through a varied and at times tumultuous history to eventually become the Valparaiso City Utilities.  Read about some of that history in the following resource.
City Planned Take It Over 50 Years Ago
From the Vidette Messenger dated September 1, 1931: "The water department, originally private, was acquired by the city of Valparaiso."

Read some of the history (PDF) behind the city's efforts to control the local water department.

Click here to read Additional Water Department History.