Starting at 9:00 am on Wednesday, June 21st, a boil water advisory is in effect for the area of the 200 Block of S 10th Street and 617 E Jefferson Street (see the MAP for more details) due to the water main being shut off to allow for new valves to be installed.

The affected area is between E Jefferson and the US 33/Lincolnway E Overpass. Until the routine maintenance of the public water main is completed, we are also asking that you conserve water and only use what is necessary for household and personal needs.

Once the water comes back on water customers should boil their drinking water until notified that the water is safe to drink once again. Water samples will be taken and analyzed for the presence of bacteria. If two consecutive tests pass, the boil water order will be lifted. Notice of the boil water order cancellation will be posted to the City’s Facebook and Website.

In the meantime, City water within the affected area should not be consumed by humans or pets without first following these boiling procedures:

  • Bring the water (even if it is filtered) to a full boil for at least five (5) minutes.
  • Cool and aerate the boiled water by pouring it through the air from one clean container to another or mixing rapidly with a clean utensil.
  • Aeration helps to reduce the flat taste caused by boiling.
  • Store cooled boiled water in clean and airtight containers.           

Please discard all ice from ice-making machines that use city water and turn them off until the boil water order is lifted.

The water remains safe for bathing, laundry, and restroom facilities. Cleaning dishes with a dishwasher is acceptable if it has a sanitizing cycle (180 degrees F minimum final rinse temperature). Hand-washed dishes should be rinsed with boiled or bottled water.

Be careful to not swallow any water during bathing or showering and used bottled or boiled water for brushing your teeth.

For further information or to report specific service concerns, please call Ana Rios at the Goshen Water Department at 574-534-5306. Si usted necesita esta informacio n en espan ol por favor, po ngase en contacto con la oficina de agua y alcantarilla 574-534-5306.