Thursday, January 26, 2023
The City of Goshen, Indiana is soliciting sealed proposals for the collection, transport, and processing of recyclable materials from the City’s public recycling drop-off site. Services include the supply and maintenance of collection containers. Services to be provided shall begin April 1, 2023 and... more
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Ord. 5147: Establishing Various Fees and Parking Regulations Regarding City-Owned Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Ordinance 5147, Establishing Various Fees and Parking Regulations Regarding City-Owned Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, was passed by the Goshen Common Council and approved and... more
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
City of GoshenCDBG Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 The City of Goshen is preparing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2023 (July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024) and is soliciting public input. The following were identified as priority needs and... more
Thursday, February 2, 2023, 7:30am
Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District
Monday, February 6, 2023, 2:00pm
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Monday, February 6, 2023, 6:00pm
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Salt Pollution impacts the quality of water in our local waterways (ditches, creeks, rivers, and lakes), as well as our groundwater resources, long after the winter months have passed and salt is no longer being applied to roadways because salt can come from other sources as well.
(Image credit: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies)
Many different human activities can increase salt pollution in surface waters and drinking water resources. These activities include the application of road salt, mine drainage, sewage, fracking brine, and agricultural runoff especially fertilizer runoff.
This map shows changes in the salt content of fresh water in rivers and streams across the United States over the past half-century. Warmer colors indicate increasing salinity, while cooler colors indicate decreasing salinity. The black dots represent the 232 U.S. Geological Survey monitoring sites that provided the data for a new study. (Ryan Utz/Chatham University)
Note: it only takes 1 teaspoon of salt to permanently pollute 5 gallons of water to a level that is toxic for freshwater ecosystems.
Each of us can do our part to make sure salt pollution does not continue to get worse. Here are a few tips:
For information on what the City of Goshen Street Department is doing to reduce the amount of salt added to the environment check out the January 2016 edition of the Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter.
For more in-depth information check out the following scientific research articles from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences published on December 3, 2018:
For more in-depth information check out the following scientific research articles: