Friday, September 18, 2020
Monitoring and Reporting Requirements not met for: Goshen Water Utility Out water system recently failed to collect the required source/well water samples for E. Coli following a total coliform-positive routine distribution system sample collected on August 17, 2020. Although this is not an emergency,... more
Saturday, September 12, 2020
The Boil Water Advisory issued on Sept. 10, 2020 has been lifted.The order was for the east side of Goshen beginning at Steury Avenue. Samples have been taken; test results are satisfactory, it is no longer necessary to boil your water. Thank you for your patience and for water conservation measures... more
Saturday, September 12, 2020
This year has been challenging for many. To voice their concerns, residents have been exercising their freedom of speech, from marching on the streets to putting up signs of what they believe in. This is a freedom the City has and will continue to protect. One resident on the south side of town has... more
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.
No secondary source of water supply shall be physically connected on the customer service line to or into the facility
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?
What is the State Required Frequency Of Backflow prevention Device Testing?
Who Is Eligible To Test Backflow Prevention Devices?
Where Should I Submit My Backflow Prevention Device Test Results?
• FAX – Goshen Water Dept. @ 574-534-4281
• Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
• Mail – 308 North 5th Street, Goshen, IN 46528