Friday, July 21, 2017
NOTE: This is an excerpt from the Elkhart County 4-H Fair blog Elkhart County 4-H Fair fans can relax and breathe easier. There are still plenty of ways to the fairgrounds this year even with the variety of road improvement projects in Goshen. And the new South Gate entrance route, completed... more
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Due to today’s rain, the schedule will be backed up one day. What should have been done today will be completed tomorrow Friday, July 21. Streets to be completed Friday will be done on Monday and Monday’s streets will be completed on Tuesday. Click here to see the full micro-surfacing schedule. more
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
A boil order will be issued for Kercher and Violette roads Thursday, July 20, 2017. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management requires the Water Utility to issue a boil water order for the affected area. Once two consecutive water samples have been taken 24 hours apart and analyzed for... more
The Wastewater Treatment Plant was established in 1936. To date, it has gone through several updates to facilitate the growing population and businesses. Currently the design flow is 5.0 MGD (million gallons daily). The peak flow capacity is 12.5MGD. The primary treatment is to remove grease, grit, and to screen out debris. Our secondary treatment is done with aeration to remove phosphorus and ammonia. From April 1st to October 31st we disinfect with sodium hypochlorite (Bleach) to remove ecoli. The water is then treated with sodium bisulfite to de-cholorinate before being discharged to the Elkhart River.
During rain events, the plant can reach its 12.5MGD, Before 2011 there were many CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) sites throughout Goshen that would dump the excess into the Elkhart River. Since 2011, Goshen has built a Wet Weather Detention Facility to capture the extra water from rain events. To learn more about CSOs, please click here.
Ordinance 4625 - Pretreatment Requirements and Standards
To learn about the Wet Weather Detention Facility, click here.
To see the wastewater staff, click here.
To learn about lift stations and things to keep out of our sewer systems, click here.
The wastewater treatment plant has a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system. The SCADA system controls and monitors the plant 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The SCADA system also has alarming capabilities that send alarms to the correct people to notify them if something is wrong with either of the plants as well as any of the 38 lift stations.