Service Area - Portage

Service Area Information

Portage, Michigan is a community designated as Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, for 22 years in a row. In addition to its progressive tree planting, Portage has miles of bike routes and trails as well as many well-maintained parks for outdoor fun. Portage is located in Kalamazoo County which has many lakes for swimming, boating and fishing. The city of Portage is 130 miles west of Detroit and 147 miles northeast of Chicago.

Portage Northern and Portage Central High Schools are located here, along with Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company, Stryker Corporation and FEMA Corporation. The Kalamazoo Air Zoo, Airway Lanes, Crossroads Mall and Sky Zone are fun places to visit in Portage.

City of Portage
7900 South Westnedge Avenue
Portage, Michigan

Phone: (269) 329-4400

Portage Area Water Problems

  • Chlorine (city water)
  • Hard water (city and well water)
  • Rotten egg smell(well water)
  • Rust staining (well water)

Factors affecting water quality

  • Agricultural pesticides and herbicides
  • If a water tower is present
  • New home construction
  • Changing water table
  • Proximity to rivers, lakes or wetlands

Products Provided

  • Bottled water service
  • Water softeners
  • Rust and Odor filters
  • Reverse Osmosis systems
  • Coffee service

Town Information: View Here
Population Served: 47,523
Source Type: Purchased Surface Water (city), Private well water


Portage Area Water Solution Examples

  • We provided a Portage City water customer a Non-Electric Kinetico combination water softener/chlorine reduction system and reverse osmosis drinking water system.
  • A Portage Area well water customer enjoys their Non-Electric Kinetico water softener and reverse osmosis drinking water system plus Hellenbrand rust and odor filter.

Home Effects

  • Hardness buildup and white staining on fixtures
  • Rust stains on fixtures
  • Rotten egg smell, especially early in the day and in the shower
  • Shorter water using appliance life
  • Excess use of cleaning chemicals

Effects on Body/Skin

  • Dry itchy skin
  • Dry, heavy, tangly hair
  • Excess use of shampoo and soap

Client Testimonials

Tommy was wonderful. He was sent to our house blind and with his hands tied behind his back. He negotiated the call very well even though he was given misinformation and I was left frustrated and confused. Well done, Tommy! John W. - Portage
We noticed a slow leak in our leased water softener and Tony was on site with the know-how and experience to correct the problem in a few hours. He also uncovered and repaired other issues we had not been aware of and instructed me in how avoid them in the future. We could not have had a more positive experience. Thanks, Tony!
Don D. - Portage