On January 7, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. a contractor repairing a sanitary sewer lateral at 1925 New Pinery diverted approximately 750 gallons of sanitary sewage into a storm sewer inlet. The storm sewer flows into Silver Lake and the location of the storm sewer outfall is in a marshy area that is not frequented by anyone that uses the ice for recreational purposes. The potential for human exposure or contact is minimal. The issue that caused the sanitary sewer overflow is being fixed and will not result in any further overflows. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Aaron Jahncke at 608-742-2176 ext. 325.
Aaron J. Jahncke, P.E.
Director of Public Works/City Engineer
City of Portage
115 W. Pleasant St.
Portage, WI 53901
Phone: 608-742-2176 ext 325
The Portage Utility Bills mailed in January may contain some duplicate (identical) bills to some of our customers. This was a technical problem with the printer which has been corrected. Please only make payment on one bill, discarding the duplicates. We’re sorry for any confusion this may have caused.
Snow Emergency Declared: The City of Portage declared a snow emergency on Wednesday (12/30/20) at 2:00 am for all snow routes and 4:00 am for all residential streets. Central Business District from 2:00 am 12/30/20 to 6:00 am 12/31/20. Parking on these streets is prohibited for 48 hours. Vehicles not in compliance may be subject to a fine and/or towing. During Snow Emergencies public parking is available at Market Square (Parking Lot 10), 200 E Cook Street.
Portage City Hall will be closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, 2021