Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel has arrived in Elkhart County to inspect individual damage left by February’s record flooding. This group’s primary responsibility is to assess the damage done to individual homes. They are planning to stop at each home that has reported damage from... more
Monday, March 19, 2018
The Goshen Fire Department will test the tornado sirens Tuesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. and at 7 p.m. as part of the Statewide Tornado Drill. The annual Indiana Severe Weather and Flood Preparedness Week runs from March 18 through March 24 this year. As part of NWS efforts to build a Weather Ready Nation,... more
Monday, March 19, 2018
Kercher Road (CR 38) will have a moving lane restriction between the Norfolk Southern Marion railroad line and the Kercher bridge over the Elkhart River. The lane restriction is required for the placement of topsoil behind the new curb. The lane restriction begins today Monday, March 19 and will continue... more
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Superintendent of Water Treatment and Sewer Collection
Oversees operation of the Water Treatment, Water Distribution and Sewer Collection system. Kent Holdren has been with the Water Department since March of 1990 and holds certifications in Water Treatment 3 (WT3), Distribution System Large (DSL), from the state of IN. and Wastewater Collection System Operator Class CS-II.
Water Quality Manager
Oversees all aspects of the water plant system. Maintenance of all pumps and motors, well cleaning. Ordering chemicals for the treatment of the water. We have 5 generators that assures the people of Goshen have safe drinking water. Steve Cripe has been with the Water department since January 1981. He has read meters, installed them, worked on the Distribution/Sewer Maintenance Crew. in August of 1988 he was promoted to Water Quality Manager. Steve has his Certification for Water Treatment 3 (WT3) and Distribution System Large (DSL) and was a vital part of the S.C.A.D.A. upgrade in 2010.
There are 3 water treatment operators that run tests everyday day of the week 365 days of the year as well as monitor the plant 24 hours a day with remote monitoring equipment. They are responsible for collection of water samples in the distribution system as well as both of our water treatment facilities that are tested in our lab. And outside certified labs. They run and maintain the S.C.A.D.A. (supervisory control and data acquisition) system. They go out in the public and respond to concerns about water quality. They collect 35 bact-t samples every month and send those to a certified lab.
308 North 5th Street.
Open: Monday - Friday,
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Goshen Water Department has two ground water treatment plants: the North Plant (located at 308 North 5th Street) and the Kercher Plant (located at 1513 Eisenhower.)
Hardness: 20 Grains per gallon
Iron: .003 Parts Per Million
Fluoride: .80 Parts Per Million
Manganese: .003 Parts Per Million
Water Distribution/Sewer Maintenance Supervisor
Oversees and schedules day to day operation of the Water and Sewer Distribution Maintenance crews. Attends construction meetings to assist in city utility projects. John Hutsell has been with the Water/Sewer Department since August 2004 and takes great pride in helping maintain the City's Water/Sewer distribution system for the residents of Goshen. John also has his Distribution System Large (DSL) from the state of IN.
Water Distribution/Sewer Maintenance
Nick Assists the Maintenance Supervisor in making sure all daily tasks are being accomplished throughout the day. Nick has a a great backround on rebuilding our hydrants through out the city as well as our new leak detection system that the city is using to control water loss.
Water Distribution/Sewer Collection Maintenance Crew
The Goshen Water Distribution/Sewer Maintenance Crews strive to uphold customer service to the highest standard. Our maintenance crews are ready and available 24 hours a day to tackle any water and sewer related emergencies. We maintain 147.80 miles of sanitary sewer, 55.94 miles of storm sewer, 197.88 miles of water main, and 1341 fire hydrants throughout the city. Our department's employees strive to continue providing the city of Goshen residents with quality water and customer service.