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Frozen Water Service-Alert

UPDATE - April 9, 2014

******Customers will be sent post card when you can shut your water off, continue running until that time.

If you experience reduced water pressure or water discoloration - IMMEDIATELY turn your water on full stream and contact Utilities Staff. (715) 572-9434

The Village of Whiting is issuing an alert to all village residents to immediately begin running a small stream of water.  TIP: A PENCIL SIZE STREAM OF WATER.  The Village is experiencing numerous water service freeze ups. Please allow the water to run 24 hours a day

In some areas of the village the frost depths have reached 5-6 feet which are at the same depth as many of the water lines. Water lines running under or across roads such as McDill Ave., Post road, Sherman Avenue, Tommy’s Turnpike, Elm St. are especially vulnerable to freezing up. Utilities personnel have been and will continue to notify residents and business owners in the areas most susceptible to freezing laterals.

To prevent water freeze-ups in the laterals we are asking that all residents and business owners begin running a stream of water from a faucet and should continue leaving the faucet running until further notice. A running stream about the diameter of a pencil is recommended and sufficient. Please allow water to run 24 hours a day. Continue running water until further notice.

You will not have to pay for the additional water usage as your utility bill will be adjusted to reflect historical average consumptions. At this time we are anticipating that water line freezing concerns may continue for at least another month.

If there are any questions feel free to contact our Utility staff at (715) 572-9434 or the Village Clerk’s office at 715-341-2742.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:  the Village is seeking  Utilities Operator.  This is a full time position.  Job description and employment application can be found at the bottom of this page.

Seasonal summer employee:  up to 40 hours per week, 7 am-3 pm.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  Employment application can be found at the bottom of this page.


Dog and cat licenses for 2014 are available at Village office.  Avoid late fee by purchasing before March 31st.
        $ 8.00        spayed or neutered
       $18.00       not spayed or neutered


The assessment staff of Pauls & Associates have begun the process of conducting a revaluation of Village properties. About 2 weeks prior to your home receiving a visit from the Assessor you should receive a postcard in the mail informing you of the visit.

Since a full revaluation is required the Assessors will request your permission to view the interior of your property to help establish accurate records for each property. The Assessor’s staff will begin work at 9 a.m. and work thru late afternoon Monday thru Friday. A couple of important points to remember here are:

  1. You should receive a Post Card prior to the visit.
  2. The Assessment staff will have Identification Cards. (Ask to see their Identification before allowing them into your home).
  3. The staff will not attempt to enter your home unless an adult property owner is present.

If you are not home, an exterior verification of measurements and photos will be completed. A tag will be left at your home indicting that the assessment staff had visited your home. Further instructions required of the homeowner will be supplied on the Post Card.

Fall/Winter Newsletter - Fall-Winter 2013.pdf

Next pick up date for appliances/large furniture items is - Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
Purchase a sticker at the Village office.  Stickers vary in price from $10 to $30 depending on the item. 
The Village of Whiting is seeking citizen member to serve on the Public Works and Parks Committee. The Committee meets the 4th Tuesday of the month. If interested please contact the Village Clerk for more information.


5  Recycling Brochures
brochures dated 2012 but are current as of 1-1-14

Portage County Hazardous Waste Information:

How to dispose of medicine:

Pharmaceutical Dropoff Brochure - 2012

New Recycling brochure:

Recycling Brochure - 2012

Sharps Collection Stations:

'Sharps' Collection Program - 2012

Information on Portage County Transfer Facility:

Transfer Facility - 2012


Energy Saving Tips

Check out these links to find out how you can save energy in your homes and live more efficiently

Where are Whiting's Parks?

Posted by Public Works & Parks | July 2011 | 
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