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ANNUAL FIDLER POND FISHING DERBY RETURNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department will once again hold its annual Fidler Pond's Fantastic Fishing Derby for kids on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East. Awards will be given to participants ages 3-17 for the first fish caught, the smallest... more

City of Goshen to begin next phase of water service line inventory

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

On behalf of the City of Goshen Water Utility, the State of Indiana has contracted with Abonmarche Consultants to excavate potholes, small holes 1 to 2 feet in diameter, to uncover and verify the pipe material of water service lines at selected residences and commercial properties throughout the City.   The... more

Road Closure at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

  The City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department will be installing a sewer tap at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. The work will require excavation of the road, with a trench that will be approximately 14 feet in depth.  For the safety of the work crews and... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 4:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469251269

Park Board Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024, 4:00pm

Public may join in person or virtually by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:45am

The regular meetings of the Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District Board will take place on the first Thursday of each month, excepting July, as set forth in the schedule below. The meetings will be held in the conference room located in Goshen City Hall at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana. All meetings of the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District Board are open to the public with the exception of an executive session that may be held as authorized by Indiana Code §5-14-1.5-6.1. The Board may schedule meetings in addition to those listed above as necessary, subject to public notice requirements.

Stormwater Management

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Willow Branches and Rain on the Goshen Dam Pond

Welcome to the Goshen Department of Stormwater Management

Spring is in the air and stormwater is on the ground. Make sure to keep the area around storm drains clear of debris.

Spring is in the air and stormwater is on the ground. Make sure to keep the area around storm drains clear of debris. 

What is Stormwater?

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.

For more click on this Stormwater Information link

What is Stormwater Pollution?

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.

Why is Stormwater Pollution a Concern? 

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".

Click here to Report-a-Pollutant.


For more information on the Department of Stormwater Management and the Staff, click here.

Important Links

Federal, State, and Local Laws - Ordinances

Report-A-Pollutant

Educational Resources

Reports and Studies

Guidance Documents and Resources

Post Construction Stormwater Management Plan (PCSMP)

Development Resources & Technical Review 

Elkhart River in Goshen - USGS Real Time Monitoring

City Maps

​Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter

December 2023 - This month's newsletter focuses on City employee stormwater education and training, proper salt application for Winter, and the release of the 2024-2025 Stormwater Calendar.

November 2023 - This month's newsletter offers a message of thanksgiving and celebrates November 16 as National Stormwater Day. It also provides a name for the smell in the air after a rainstorm in the summertime and gives a warning for how to deal with fats, oils, and grease (F.O.G.) during the holiday season. 

We want to hear from you! Email questions and suggestions regarding the Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter to stormwater@goshencity.com.

To see past editions of the Stormwater Toolbox Newsletter click here.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

  • May 3, 2024 - First Friday and Green Day Celebration downtown Goshen 5-9pm. 
  • May 13th and 14th - Indiana MS4 meeting in Plainfield Indiana. Click here to learn more about the Indiana MS4 Partnerships.
  • August 22 2024 - Pay Dirt in Field at Hess Farm
  • Board of Works  - Every Thursday except the third Thursday of the month. Click here for a 2024 calendar showing the City Meeting schedule. 
  • Goshen Stormwater Board - Every 1st, 2nd, 4th, & 5th Thursday at 4:00 p.m.in the Police/Courts Building (111 East Jefferson Street)
  • MS4 Advisory Board - To be Announced at the Elkhart County Public Services Building (4230 Elkhart Road, Goshen, IN 46526) 
  • Partnership Stormwater Board Meeting - The fourth Monday of every month, at 9:00 am at the County Administration Building (117 N. Second Street, Goshen, IN 46526)