City of Portage: Storm Water Board - Field Forces

City of Portage: Storm Water Board - Field Forces Takes Care Of Field Operations Of Sanitary & Storm Issues Within The City Of Portage. Portage Utility Service - Field Forces is responsible for operations and maintenance of all sanitary / storm collections systems & equipment.
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Field Forces is also responsible for the implementation, monitoring and enforcement of all pretreatment and MS4 rules and regulations. These responsibilities include cleaning, operations and maintenance of the sanitary POTW (Publicly Owned Treatment Works) and the cleaning, operations and maintenance of the storm water systems within the City Of Portage. This also includes street sweeping, ditch and pond cleaning of Portage Utility/City of Portage owned properties.

Operating as usual

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Subsidized Rain Barrel Event To be eligible for this offer, participants must be a City of Portage resident (living within Portage and paying stormwater fees). Eligibility will be verified by a City of Portage MS4 Program Operator. LIMIT OF ONE DISCOUNTED RAIN BARREL PER HOUSEHOLD

City of Portage: Storm Water Board - Field Forces
05/03/2019

City of Portage: Storm Water Board - Field Forces

FYI Our back up policy for sewer backups. If you experience problems, please follow this procedure.

City of Portage: Storm Water Board - Field Forces
05/03/2019

City of Portage: Storm Water Board - Field Forces

FYI Our back up policy for sewer backups. If you experience problems, please follow this procedure.

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05/03/2019
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Subsidized Rain Barrel Event To be eligible for this offer, participants must be a City of Portage resident (living within Portage and paying stormwater fees). Eligibility will be verified by a City of Portage MS4 Program Operator. LIMIT OF ONE DISCOUNTED RAIN BARREL PER HOUSEHOLD

FYI  Our back up policy for sewer backups.  If you experience problems, please follow this procedure.
04/30/2019

FYI Our back up policy for sewer backups. If you experience problems, please follow this procedure.

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04/29/2019
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Subsidized Rain Barrel Event To be eligible for this offer, participants must be a City of Portage resident (living within Portage and paying stormwater fees). Eligibility will be verified by a City of Portage MS4 Program Operator. LIMIT OF ONE DISCOUNTED RAIN BARREL PER HOUSEHOLD

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04/22/2019
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Subsidized Rain Barrel Event To be eligible for this offer, participants must be a City of Portage resident (living within Portage and paying stormwater fees). Eligibility will be verified by a City of Portage MS4 Program Operator. LIMIT OF ONE DISCOUNTED RAIN BARREL PER HOUSEHOLD

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04/16/2019

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City of Portage: Storm Water Board - Field Forces
04/16/2019

City of Portage: Storm Water Board - Field Forces

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06/23/2018

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Portage Indiana Government Page
06/11/2018

Portage Indiana Government Page

The City of Portage is now hiring for a part-time clerk position in the Building Department. Please see below for details.

05/29/2018
Portage Streets and Sanitation

Portage Streets and Sanitation

Beautiful yards are not an accident. They require financial investment and hard work. They increase property values and quality of life for the entire neighborhood. Regular yard maintenance is just one aspect of being a good neighbor. And, if you’re like me, you’ll notice that satisfying sense of accomplishment when your yard is freshly mowed and trimmed.
Our goal is voluntary compliance and we rely on residents to help communicate with us if they see unsightly yards. If you plan to be out of town, we suggest planning for the maintenance of your property during your absence.
This is a busy season for Code Enforcement and General Services due to a heightened focus on tall grasses throughout the summer season.
I’d like to explain the code and the process we use.
City of Portage Municipal Code contains grass height restrictions of 6 inches.
Code Enforcement Inspectors respond to complaints from residents. If a property is found to be in violation, a ten-day written notice is sent by certified mail addressed to the property owner's last known address, and a notice will be posted in a prominent place on the property.
If at the end of the ten days the property owner fails to comply with the notice, the property will then be serviced and abatement completed by the city.
The initial notice of the same year also is a continuous abatement notice which will serve as notification to the property owner that each subsequent violation thereafter with grass taller than six inches to be serviced by the city.
The property owner is responsible for all costs involved in the service of each abatement.
To help report a tall grass complaint, please call 219-762-4564 or email [email protected]

Portage Streets and Sanitation
04/25/2018

Portage Streets and Sanitation

03/07/2017

Many steps knows as Best Management Practices can be taken to help minimize storm water damage . Sweep your sidewalk or driveway instead of using a hose. Clean up after your pet and properly dispose of pet wastes. Don't litter and pick up any litter you see. Avoid using pesticides or if necessary , use the least toxic. Protect our Watershed!

02/13/2017

FUN FACT:

Our stormwater program is a federally required program overseen by the Indiana Department of Environmental management and implemented by the Portage Utility Service-Field Forces.

Polluted storm water runoff is often transported to municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) and ultimately discharged into local rivers and streams without treatment. EPA Stormwater Phase II Rule establishes an MS4 Stormwater management program that is intended to improve the Nations waterways by reducing the quantity of pollutants that stormwater picks up and carries into storm sewer systems during storm events. Common pollutants include oil and grease from roadways, pesticides from lawns, sediments for construction sites, and carelessly discard trash, such as cigarette butts, paper wrappers, and plastic bottles. When deposited into nearby waterways through MS4 discharge, these pollutants can impair the waterways, thereby discouraging recreational use of the resource, contaminating drinking water supplies, and interfering with the habitat for fish, other aquatic organisms, and wild life.

01/16/2017

Fun Fact:
Cooking grease poured down the sink drain can block sewer pipelines when it thickens and may cause sewer backups and overflow into the environment, and into your home. Sewer backups or overflow can cause increase in operation and maintenance of the City's sewer system. Sewer backups in a home service line may result in costly repairs to the customer. In addition to sewage spills and odor, FOG also attracts insects and animals. To keep our pipes "Fat-Free", Field Forces encourages you to: Never pour fats, oils, or cooking grease down the sink or garbage disposal. Pour excess grease into a container for disposal with your household garbage; and wipe the remaining grease from the pan with a scraper or paper towel. Place baskets/strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids, and empty into the trash for disposal. Place food scraps in appropriate waste containers rather than into the drain or garbage disposal. Tell your friends and neighbors about the problem of grease in the sewer system and how to keep it out.

01/10/2017

Portage Utility Service Board meeting is Tomorrow 1/11/17 2pm at Woodland Park.

Old 3 Wheel Sweeper
01/06/2017

Old 3 Wheel Sweeper

01/06/2017

Some Old Combo Jetter Photos

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Portage Utility Service - Field Forces
01/05/2017

Portage Utility Service - Field Forces

Address

2301 Hamstrom
Portage, IN
46368

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 15:00
Thursday 07:00 - 15:00
Friday 07:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(219) 763-2986

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