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ROAD UPDATE: 5 P.M. FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

The following roads are still closed due to flooding: Denver Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Pike Street Chicago Avenue between Lincoln Avenue and Pike Street All other roads that were closed due to flooding have been reopened to traffic. more

IMPORTANT

Friday, February 23, 2018

City Staff has been working non-stop not only to assess and manage the situation but also to ensure we do all we can to help bring State and Federal dollars to those who need them. Each property needs to contact the city so we can do a simple flood assessment. These assessments have to be done by... more

VOLUNTEERS

Friday, February 23, 2018

We are grateful for the outpouring from community members who immediately after the flood began calling the City asking how they can help. Maple City Chapel will be the central coordinator for volunteers. Whether you’re an individual, a family or an organization, please call Maple City Chapel at 533-0327. Maple... 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

Stormwater Videos

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The following educational videos were created by the Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality with the goal of public and professional education. Each video has the title above it with the run time and short description of the topic and the intended audience.

Stormwater Pond Maintenance for Homeowners.

This 8-minute video describes the steps to maintaining a residential stormwater management pond. The primary target audience is home or property owners’ associations, but residents living in a community with a stormwater pond can also benefit from this information. Topics covered include an explanation of a stormwater pond, the purpose of the pond, why some ponds fail, what to look for when inspecting the pond, expert tips on maintaining the pond, and how this on-going, needed maintenance is typically paid for.

Stormwater Quality: Inspection. Runtime: 7:43

MS4 for Elected Officials: Why is Stormwater Quality Important for Your Community?

The Clean Water Act Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or “MS4” program requires regulated communities to implement an overall stormwater quality program. This 8 minute video features MS4 communities’ experienced, elected officials giving their advice and recommendations on why the MS4 program is important and explaining how it helps them with their duties. Newly elected officials can benefit from this experience and gain a brief overview of the MS4 program. The video also reviews the main requirements that regulated MS4 entities must implement to be in compliance with their permits.

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Blue is the New Green

This 10 minute video reviews the Do's and Don’ts of basic stormwater pollution prevention practices that should be implemented by everyone in their home, in their yard, and when they are out and about. This training tool will assist with educating the general public so they can learn to do the right things to help protect our environment; especially focusing on ways to help keep our waterways clean. Since the green, environmental movement is very popular, the video's title is a play on turning stormwater or "blue" into the next, new "green" movement!

Proper Refueling - Keeping our Waterways Clean

This 6 minute video is designed to highlight the proper techniques for refueling vehicles and portable containers while reducing the potential for fuel to reach the storm sewer. Proper clean up and disposal methods are also outlined.

Proper Concrete Washout Procedures For Contractors

This 9 minute video was shot in Hamilton County with the participation of the Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association. The goal of this video was to add practices for properly managing concrete washout and concrete finishing discharges for end users. The video features updated BMPs including how to washout in smaller areas.

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