Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation

Welcome to the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation! 

The City of Portage has abundant sources of freshwater including multiple lakes, a river, a stream, numerous ponds, and a relic bog. These unique bodies of water provide natural habitats to all forms of nature and provide endless recreation opportunities for our citizens. To foster an appreciation for these resources and cultivate a culture of conservation, we are excited to participate in the Wyland National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. Watch Mayor Patricia Randall introduce the challenge in the video below. 

Dive into the Pledge!

Mayors and cities across the United States are entering this friendly competition to raise awareness for water conservation.  Residents can take a 4-step online pledge on behalf of the City of Portage.  As more residents take the pledge, Portage's standing in the challenge rises.  In the end, both the City of Portage and residents are eligible to win prizes based on participation in the challenge. 

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Make a Splash on Facebook!

Keep track of the city's progress on Facebook. View our page often for water conservation tips, facts and encouragement through our series of themed posts: Modify Monday, Water Conservation Wednesday and Fun Fact Friday. We'll share resources and tricks to make water conservation a natural and easy part of your life. 


Notice the Ripple Effects!

Here are some tips and ideas to get started at home. 


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Grab a reusable water bottle and take it with you when you're on the go. Plus, you can customize it to make it truly yours.





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Reusable bags are great for shopping. They're durable and can reduce the number of plastic or paper bags needed at the store.





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Dispose of any unwanted or expired medications and over-the-counter medications by utilizing the City of Portage's Red Med Box. 





By using a Red Med box, you are helping us keep our local water systems free of contamination. Read more about the Red Med Box program in the January 2021 Portager.

Red Med Box Locations 

Public Safety Headquarters Lobby | 7810 Shaver Road

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM   

Walgreens Pharmacy  |  7920 Shaver Road