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MAYOR STUTSMAN REQUESTS TABLING OF REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION DISCUSSION ON SIVAN PROJECT

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mayor Jeremy Stutsman has requested the Goshen Redevelopment Commission to table discussion on Resolution 73-2017 (Approve Agreement with Scott Sivan for Development of River Art) at the Dec. 12 regular meeting to January 9, 2018, citing the following reasons: Elkhart County is currently under a... more

SNOW REMOVAL: SIDEWALKS AND STREETS

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

NOTE: This information first appeared in the Winter/Fall 2017 edition of the MapleCityNow. To read the MapleCityNow online, click here. A white Christmas usually means we have to go outside in the cold to clear a path. And a large portion of the cleanup duty falls on City staff! The Goshen... more

ROAD CLOSURE: S. EIGHTH STREET

Monday, December 11, 2017

S. Eighth Street, from Waverly Avenue to Kenwood Place, will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, Dec. 12, at 8 a.m. for the Street Department to install a 6" sewer tap to a property on the 1600 block of S. Eighth Street. The road will be closed for four days, and will reopen for the... more

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Board of Aviation meeting

Monday, December 18, 2017, 1:00pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, December 18, 2017, 2:00pm

Park Board meeting

Monday, December 18, 2017, 5:30pm

Lift Stations

The City of Goshen has 38 lift stations. These are small storage tanks with either pumps that are submerged in the sewage or pumps that sit in a dry area and pull out of wet wells. These take in sewage from residents and business and then pumps it to the wastewater treatment plant.

The maintenance technicians check certain stations daily and check all stations once a week. They are periodically cleaned because of grease and trash buildup.

At least a few times a week the maintenance crew has to pull pumps to clean them of trash. 

Underneath all this debris is a pump. This is our Bashor lift station which has 3 of our largest lift station pumps.

This picture is a chopper pump with an impeller designed to cut up debris that passes through it. If you look close that is a golf ball in there that plugged the pump.

Our lift stations use level transmitters to turn on and off pumps. When debris builds up on them it can cause faulty readings that can hinder the lift stations performance.

Please think before flushing items down drains and toilets, These items include:

  • Wipes (flushable and other types) - These may say flushable which means they will not plug a toilet. However these wipes do not break down and can clogs the City's pumps.
  • Paper Towels
  • Cloth Towels               
  • Unused Medications
  • Disposable diapers
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Cotton balls
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Bandages and bandage wrappings
  • Condoms
  • Birth control
  • Dental floss
  • Cat litter
  • Cigarette Butts
  • Hair
  • Medical waste

These are all things found in our sanitary sewer system. While most will not harm household plumbing, they do not break down easily and become entangled with each other and create clogs.

Other items that should never be flushed include:

  • Fats
  • Ashes
  • Cinders
  • Sand
  • Mud
  • Straw
  • Metal (including metal shavings)
  • Glass
  • Rags
  • Feathers
  • Plastics
  • Wood
  • Fleshings
  • Entrails
  • Paper plates or cups
  • Milk containers
  • Aluminum cans
  • Tar
  • Sludges
  • Scums

Solid fats and the trimmings from meat (fleshings) should not be flushed or put down the drain via your garbage disposal. They will not only clog up your own household drains and pipes, they will cause problems for your municipal sewer system. Sludge, scum, and fats should be placed into garbage bags and disposed of with your other trash.

  • Grease
  • Oil
  • Paint 
  • Excess dyes
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Automotive fluids
  • Paint thinners
  • Bleach
  • Hazardous liquids
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Alcohols

Hazardous materials should be disposed of properly and never flushed or poured down household drains or stormwater drains on streets.