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TRASH PICKUP UPDATE

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Borden Waste-Away did not work on their Wednesday route because of the weather and the City's state of emergency. They will adhere to the state of emergency Thursday, Feb. 22 as well and will be waiting on an update from the City at noon on whether the state of emergency will be lifted. As soon as... more

FOR GOSHEN CITY EMPLOYEES

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The State of Emergency Declaration (only essential travel allowed on city streets) will be at least through noon tomorrow, Thursday, February 22. A decision about ending it then, or carrying it longer, will be made by 9:30 a.m. Thursday—and an update email will also be sent by then. Please handle offices tomorrow... more

MESSAGE FROM MAYOR ON STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Dear Residents, The last 36 hours has been different from what Goshen has ever experienced. In March of 1982 the Elkhart River hit its highest point at 11.89 feet. As of now the Elkhart River is at 12.4 feet in Goshen with a projection of 13.2 feet before this is over. The City of Goshen has closed... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, February 26, 2018, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meetings

Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 7:00am

Report-A-Polluter

24 Hour Emergency Spill Contact — Call 911

For emergency spills that are large, hazardous, or may enter a waterway, contact Elkhart County Emergency Dispatch at 911. Emergency responders will determine whether the Elkhart County Health Department and/or the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) should be contacted.

Report-A-Polluter — City of Goshen

The City of Goshen Stormwater Department is responsible for identifying and eliminating illicit sources of pollution within our community. The Stormwater Department needs the help of each citizen to identify pollutant sources. Storm inlets, pipes, and ditches are meant to carry "clean" stormwater away from our roadways to permit safe passenger travel, but this infrastructure also provides an easy path for pollution to reach our valuable waterways. Discharging anything other than clean water on to the ground where it can enter a storm sewer or discharge directly into storm sewer poses an environmental concern and needs to be reported. Common sources of pollution to storm sewers include contaminated runoff from construction sites, concrete truck washouts, dumping of paint and other household wastes, draining used oil, grass clippings, and RV holding tank, or port-a-john releases. 

To report a stormwater pollution concern to the City of Goshen, please contact the Stormwater Department at 574-534-2201, click here, click on the Report an Issue button at the top of this page and fill out the Stormwater form, or email Jason Kauffman, stormwater coordinator for the City of Goshen.

Thank you very much for your help in keeping our community clean.