The City of Portage performs compliance monitoring of its drinking water in accordance with DNR requirements. This data is summarized annually in a Consumer Confidence Report. Bill paying consumers receive the report via a direct mailing. For non-bill paying consumers, copies of the report are available at the Water Department located at 135 Northridge Drive, Portage, Wisconsin. Questions or concerns regarding the report should be directed to Aaron Jahncke, Director of Public Works, City Engineer at 608/742-2176.
Portage was ranked one of the best places in the U.S. for first time homebuyers based on a nationwide ranking by LendEDU. The rankings for this report were developed using licensed data from Experian and Onboard Informatics. Over 30,000 U.S. towns were analyzed for a variety of parameters deemed important for first time homebuyers.
Out of 30,000 locations, Portage ranked #397 out of 30,000 U.S. Cities. In Wisconsin, Portage ranked 9th following
- Wisconsin Rapids 60, 2. Richland Center 136, 3. Marinette 185, 4. Two Rivers 196, 5. WI Dells 325, 6. Neenah 360, 7. Fond du Lac 361 8. Sheboygan Falls 364, 9. Portage 397
The full report and methodology can be found here: https://lendedu.com/blog/best-cities-first-time-homebuyers/
The new Innovation Champions Group, offering entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups support, resources, mentoring and other assistance, will be hold its next event on Wednesday, May 17, 5:30pm, at the Portage VFW Post, 215 W. Collins.
The networking event is free of charge will feature a presentation by Jeff Liegel and Chad Stevenson, S&L Group of Culver’s Restaurants, on the success story of their Culver’s franchise operation.
Sponsored by City of Portage Business Development/Planning, Columbia County Economic Development Corp and Two Rivers Coffee.
The Portage Water Utility will be conducting its annual spring flushing of the distribution system beginning April 23rd and continuing approximately through May 20th. Flushing will be done between the hours of 12:00 AM and 8:00 AM. If you notice discoloration of your water which persists after the flushing, please contact our office at 608/742-4727.
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PORTAGE WATER UTILITY
At the close of polls on April 4, 2017, 36 absentee ballots (non-military, non-overseas), 0 military absentee ballots, and 0 overseas absentee ballots have not been returned and remain outstanding.
Marie A. Moe, WCPC, MMC
Congratulations to the Mercantile/Artisan Foodie, 117 W. Cook Street, and the Portage Chamber of Commerce Wine Walk for winning the Columbia County Tourism Awards for Business of the Year and Event of the Year! Both awards were presented at yesterday’s 2017 Columbia County Tourism Awards dinner sponsored by the Columbia County Tourism Committee and Visitors Bureau!