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RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE: INDIANA AVENUE

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Railroad crossing at Indiana Avenue (CR 21) is closed until Saturday, Aug. 24, as Norfolk Southern works on repairs to the crossing. more

AUGUST BRUSH COLLECTION

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The August brush pickup will begin on Monday, August 26. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Residents are asked to have their brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that first day in the morning at 7 a.m.... more

GROWING GOSHEN TOGETHER FALL SERIES ANNOUNCED

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Following a successful pilot community conversation in the spring, the Goshen Community Relations Commission (CRC) and Goshen Community Schools (GCS) will embark on a series of events in the next several months that will encourage discourse around topics that uniquely affect Goshen’s residents. A... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, August 26, 2019, 2:00pm

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, August 26, 2019, 7:00pm

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 4:00pm

Storm Drain Art

The City of Goshen Stormwater Management Department decided to combine Goshen's love for art with stormwater and is happy to announce the 2018 Storm Drain Art Project. For more information on this project and to see pictures of the storm drain art murals visit StormDrainArt.org. Click here for a PDF brochure of the following information. 

For information on the 2016 Storm Drain Art Walk click here.

 

These students from Chandler Elementary School spent the afternoon learning about stormwater, storm drains, and the beautiful storm drain art along 5th Street in 2016. 

Storm Drains

Storm drains play an important role in our City. They keep our roads safe by draining rainwater and snowmelt and preventing flooding.

Many people do not know that most of our storm drains are connected directly to a local waterway (e.g. Rock Run Creek or the Elkhart River). This means everything dropped on the road can pollute our streams and river.

Potential pollutants like soil, trash, oil, grass clippings, and animal waste (e.g. dog poop) all impair the water and make it tough for fish and other wildlife to live. Some pollutants, like poop and oil, can become health hazards for people as well.