Monday, January 11, 2021
Governing Body: Goshen Economic Development CommissionDate and Time of Meeting: January 19, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. (or at the end of the Board of Public Works Meeting, whichever comes later)Place of Meeting: City Court Room/Council Chambers, Goshen Police & Court Building, 111 East Jefferson Street,... more
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Governing Body: Goshen Community Relations CommissionDate of Meeting: January 11, 2021Time of Meeting: 7 p.m. EDTPlace of Meeting: Online only—via Zoom Pursuant to the provisions of the Open Door Law and Indiana Code § 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(2)(D), the Goshen Community Relations Commission will hold a public... more
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Notice of Public Hearing on Proposal to Establish the Annual Tax Rate for the City of Goshen Cumulative Capital Development Fund The Goshen Common Council will hold a public hearing at its meeting on January 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at which City of Goshen taxpayers may be heard concerning a proposal... more
Monday, January 18, 2021
All City offices will be closed due to the holiday.
Monday, January 18, 2021, 2:00pm
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 2:00pm
Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81003119370 Or Telephone: (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205 6099 Webinar ID: 810 0311 9370 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment
A snowy winter morning blankets this storm drain.
Stormwater is water from snow and ice melting, as well as rainwater from storms. When rain or melting snow and ice fall or flow across natural surfaces like forests and grassy areas, most of it will soak into the soil. When it lands on streets, parking lots, and other hard surfaces, it runs off to another location like a storm drain or a local waterway.
As stormwater flows (or snow melts), it picks up debris (such as trash, grass clippings, etc.), chemicals (such as fertilizers and pesticides), sediment, and other pollutants. This "contaminated" water then enters a storm sewer system and is eventually discharged to a local wetland, stream, or river.
Within the City of Goshen and other urban areas, stormwater runoff comes from yards, roofs, driveways, parking lots, construction sites, and streets (these are all called hard surfaces except for yards), and flows into miles of storm sewers, swales, and ditches located under or next to our City streets and eventually reaches our local waterways. Stormwater picks up oil, grease, sediments, automotive fluids, trash, lawn chemicals, and other pollutants that are harmful to the environment and is often discharged/released into our local waterways untreated.
Untreated stormwater affects our ability to use our local water bodies for drinking, fishing, and recreational purposes and it degrades fish and other aquatic habitats. The only way to lessen stormwater pollution is to reduce the amount of pollutants washed away by stormwater. The goal of the Department of Stormwater Management is "Clean Water for Everyone".
For more information on the Department of Stormwater Management and the Staff, click here.
For additional stormwater and water quality-related news visit the Stormwater News Archive.
December - In this month's Newsletter read about a fish success story after a dam removal in the City of Elkhart; new construction and stormwater general permits released for public comment by the State; a study showing the North Branch of the Elkhart River is an incredibly resilient, stable, and healthy river system; and more.
November - In this month's Newsletter read about why “Only Rain Down a Storm Drain” is a common phrase used when talking about stormwater runoff, to read about a holiday FOG warning, the 23rd America Recycles Day on November 15th, and a welcome to Mattie Lehman, Goshen’s new Stormwater Specialist.
If you have questions about or suggestions for the Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter, email Goshen Stormwater at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see past editions of the Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter click here.