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REMINDER: BRUSH COLLECTION BEGINS SEPT. 25

Friday, September 22, 2017

Brush collection will begin Monday, September 25. Please place all leaves and brush at the curb but not in the street, so as to not cause a road hazard or hinder water drainage. Brush piles placed in alleyways will not be picked up. Do not place piles around fire hydrants, mailboxes or telephone... more

LANE RESTRICTIONS ON PLYMOUTH AVENUE

Friday, September 22, 2017

Contractor Walsh & Kelly will be working on Plymouth Avenue, from Indiana Avenue to the east completing punch list items from the project completed in 2016. Flaggers will control traffic during the lane restrictions. Work will begin Monday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m.... more

OPEN HOUSE FOR VIOLETT CEMETERY'S NEW CREMATION GARDEN

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Goshen City Cemeteries is pleased to announce an open house for the new Violett Cemetery Cremation Garden on Friday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. During that time a staff member will be on hand to answer questions about the garden for members of the public. The cremation garden, built over... more

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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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