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City of Goshen to begin next phase of water service line inventory

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

On behalf of the City of Goshen Water Utility, the State of Indiana has contracted with Abonmarche Consultants to excavate potholes, small holes 1 to 2 feet in diameter, to uncover and verify the pipe material of water service lines at selected residences and commercial properties throughout the City.   The... more

Road Closure at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

  The City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department will be installing a sewer tap at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. The work will require excavation of the road, with a trench that will be approximately 14 feet in depth.  For the safety of the work crews and... more

City Offices closed for Memorial Day and trash operating on a slide schedule

Friday, May 24, 2024

All City Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Additionally, all trash and recycling services will be delayed by one day next week due to the holiday. Normal service will resume on Monday, June 3. The schedule for the week of May 27 is below: Residents... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 4:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469251269

Park Board Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024, 4:00pm

Public may join in person or virtually by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:45am

The regular meetings of the Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District Board will take place on the first Thursday of each month, excepting July, as set forth in the schedule below. The meetings will be held in the conference room located in Goshen City Hall at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana. All meetings of the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District Board are open to the public with the exception of an executive session that may be held as authorized by Indiana Code §5-14-1.5-6.1. The Board may schedule meetings in addition to those listed above as necessary, subject to public notice requirements.

Backflow Prevention

TO ALL CUSTOMERS

Protecting your drinking water supply is also your responsibility!

State regulations require residential, commercial and industrial customers served by a public water system to protect the public water system from potential contamination. Under certain conditions water from private plumbing can flow into the public water distribution system. This is referred to as backflow. In order to prevent potential backflow, some customers are required to install and maintain backflow prevention devices on the main water service lines.

Please read the following information to become familiar with the state requirements.

327 Indiana Administrative Code 8-10 Cross Connection Control (327 IAC 8-10) Facilities That Require a Backflow Prevention Device If the activities on your premises are listed below then you must have or install a state approved cross connection control device on each water service line and promptly submit test results to Goshen Water Company. The state designates the following list of facilities as cross connection hazards; a state approved reduced pressure principle backflow preventer shall be installed on the customer service line serving these facilities, unless otherwise specified.

  1. All customers with land irrigation systems, including residential. Either a pressure type vacuum      breaker or a reduced pressure principle backflow preventer can be used for cross connection control.
  2. All customers fire service lines. Double check detector assembly should be used for cross connection control.
  3. Aircraft and missile manufacturing plants.
  4. Automotive plants, including those plants that manufacture motorcycles, automobiles, trucks, recreational vehicles, and construction and agricultural equipment.
  5. Beverage bottling plants, including dairies and breweries.
  6. Canneries, packing houses, and reduction plants.
  7. Car washes.
  8. Chemical, biological, and radiological laboratories, including those in high schools, trade schools, colleges, universities, and research institutions.
  9. Hospitals, clinics, medical buildings, autopsy facilities, morgues, other medical facilities, and mortuaries.
  10. Metal and plastic manufacturing, fabricating, cleaning, plating, and processing facilities.
  11. Plants manufacturing paper and paper products.
  12. Plants manufacturing, refining, compounding, or processing fertilizer, film, herbicides, natural or synthetic rubber, pesticides, petroleum or petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, radiological materials, or any chemical that could be a contaminant to the public water supply.
  13. Commercial facilities that use herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, or any chemical that could be a contaminant to the public water supply.
  14. Plants processing, blending, or refining animal, vegetable, or mineral oils.
  15. Commercial laundries and dye works, excluding coin-operated Laundromats.
  16. Sewage, storm water, and industrial waste treatment plants and pumping stations.
  17. Waterfront facilities, including piers, docks, marinas, and shipyards.
  18. Industrial facilities that recycle water.
  19. Restricted or classified facilities (federal government defense or military installations), or other facilities closed to the supplier of water or to the commissioner.

 

Prohibited connections

 No secondary source of water supply shall be physically connected on the customer service line to or into the facility

 

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

 

What Is A Cross Connection?

A cross connection is a connection between a contaminated source and your drinking water system. Backflow occurs when the water flow is reversed, due to a change in pressure, and water flows backwards, into and through the system. This creates a potentially hazardous situation.

 

How Are Cross Connections Controlled?

 The installation of a back flow prevention device, otherwise known as a cross connection control device, is required under any circumstance where contamination may occur. 

 

Who Has Responsibility For Cross Connection Control?

  • Responsibility of the state – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is responsible for administering the state regulations for cross connection control, 327 IAC 8-10.
  • Responsibility of Goshen Water – Responsible for providing customers with drinking water that meets all applicable federal and state primary drinking water standards. Goshen Water is responsible for maintaining backflow prevention device test results.
  • Responsibility of Customers of Goshen Water– Responsible for using water in a manner that does not jeopardize the water quality in the public water distribution system. Customers are responsible for adherence to the state plumbing code. State regulations may require customers to install, maintain, and test state approved backflow prevention devices and submit test results to Goshen Water

 

 What is the State Required Frequency Of Backflow prevention Device Testing? 

  •  Reduced pressure principle devices must be tested at 1 year intervals.
  •  Pressure Type Vacuum Breakers must be tested 1 year intervals.
  •  Double Check Valve Assemblies must be tested at 1 year intervals.
  •  Double Check Detector Assemblies must be tested at 1 year intervals.

Who Is Eligible To Test Backflow Prevention Devices?

  •  Only state approved testers who are registered with the state can test backflow prevention devices.

Where Should I Submit My Backflow Prevention Device Test Results?

  •  Test results must be submitted within 30 days of testing using one of the following methods. Forms are available on this site to fill out and print and e-mail or mail or fax.

• FAX – Goshen Water Dept. @ 574-534-4281

• Email – waterseweroffice@goshencity.com

• Mail – 308 North 5th Street, Goshen, IN 46528

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 BACKFLOW PREVENTION ASSEMBLY TEST REPORT

 327 IAC 8-10.

 List of Approved Testers and Repair Vendors