Town of

Wakonda, SD

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PLASTIC #1:  pop, water, juice bottles (Please rinse and discard lids, remove labels)
PLASTIC #2: Milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles, shampoo bottles (Please rinse and discard lids)
TIN/STEEL CANS: Wash out all food contents and remove labels
ALUMINUM PANS & FOIL: (Please remove all food contents)

 ReCycle  Program Cont.


#1 - There are a number of ways to save water, and they all start with you.
#2 - When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.
#3 - Dishwashers typically use less water than washing dishes by hand. Now, Energy Star dishwashers save even more water and energy.
#4 - If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more thoroughly than older ones.
#5 - Designate one glass for your drinking water each day, or refill a water bottle. This will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
#6 - Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
#7 - Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Instead, compost vegetable food waste and save gallons every time.
#8 - Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap.
#9 - Don’t use running water to thaw food. For water efficiency and food safety, defrost food in the refrigerator.
#10 - Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don’t have to run the water while it heats up. This also reduces energy costs.
#11 - Keep a pitcher of drinking water in the refrigerator instead of running the tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
#12 - Reuse leftover water from cooked or steamed foods to start a nutritious soup, it’s one more way to get eight glasses of water a day.
#13 - Cook food in as little water as possible. This also helps it retain more nutrients.
#14 - Select the proper pan size for cooking. Large pans may require more cooking water than necessary.
#15 - If you accidentally drop ice cubes, don’t throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
#16 - Collect the water you use while rinsing fruit and vegetables. Use it to water house plants.

Town of Wakonda 


  • Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church
  • St.Patrick's Catholic Church
  • United Methodist Church

Town Profile

Move through the house, explore each room to discover water saving tips and hidden videos.

This list is meant to be all inclusive. If your  Wakonda business is not listed, please contact us to update. Thank you.

  • Parkview Apts.@ Heritage Manor                 267-2081
  • Pollman Excavation            267-2768
  • Real Films                             267-2859
  • Wakonda Heritage Manor     267-2081
  • Wakonda Hotel & Bar           (The Pit)          267-2551              

Town of Wakonda

Business List - continued

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Town Of Wakonda, SD​ 

Founded: 1885

Population: 310 as of 2010 Census


Interesting Facts: 

Wakonda: the name used by the Omaha tribe for Wakan Tanka, the "Great Spirit" of balance according to Native American mythology.

The Marvel Comics movie, "Black Panther" is set in the town of "Wakanda" 

T'Challa returns home as king of Wakanda but finds his sovereignty challenged by a new adversary, in a conflict with global consequences.

Discover Water is to show kids the role of Water in our lives. 8 different games

Thirstin will teach you about water words in this word scramble game.

Now Accepting Debit and Credit Cards ! !

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  • ​​​Ganschow Construction  267-2523 
  • Girard Auction & Land   Brokers          267-2421
  • Jerry the Drywall Guy                      267-6926
  • Gary Johnson Painting                   267-2612
  • Cathy Jo Photography                    267-2754
  • Mohr Graphic Designs                   661-6817
  • ​Mullinix Carpeting                          267- 3133
  • Nelsen Electric                                267-2504
  • Orr Farm Supply                              267-2875