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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assessment Team Has Arrived in Elkhart County

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

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, March 26, 2018, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, March 26, 2018, 7:00pm

Goshen Housing Authority Board meetings

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7:00am

Water & Sewer


* For more information, click on the  located throughout the page.


Kent Holdren,
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.


Steve Cripe,
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. 

Water Operators
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.

  Contact the Goshen Water/Sewer Department by E-mail.

After hours answering service: 574-238-0723 this number is for EMERGENCIES only.

  Billing Office related Information.


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





John Hutsell
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.


Nick Hornish
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.

Read the 2017 Consumer Confidence Report below:

 NEW 2017 Consumer Confidence Report. 

 NUEVO Lea el Informe de Confianza del Consumidor 2017

 City Of Goshen Water/Sewer Billing Ordinances ( this will redirect you to the billing office. This info is at the bottom of the page)

  Call before you Dig! Indiana 811

 Water meter replacement

 Reemplazo de contadores de agua

 NEW: Fall Flusing 2017 map and schedule