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REMINDER: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY

Thursday, January 17, 2019

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday, January 21, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash collection services WILL CONTINUE AS REGULAR on Monday and the rest of the week. more

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday, January 21, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash collection services WILL CONTINUE AS REGULAR on Monday and the rest of the week. more

ROAD RESTRICTIONS: BERKEY AND GREENE

Monday, January 14, 2019

Due to work being done by NIPSCO, some road restrictions will be implemented on Berkey Avenue between Greene Road and Indiana Avenue, and Greene Road between Berkey Avenue and Plymouth Avenue. Berkey Avenue will be closed periodically until Friday, Jan. 18, for a new driveway installation. Flagging... more

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Monday, January 21, 2019

All City offices closed.

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, January 28, 2019, 2:00pm

Wastewater

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The Wastewater Treatment Plant was established in 1936. To date, it has gone through several updates to facilitate the growing population and businesses. Currently the design flow is 5.0 MGD (million gallons daily). The peak flow capacity is 12.5MGD. The primary treatment is to remove grease, grit, and to screen out debris. Our secondary treatment is done with aeration to remove phosphorus and ammonia. From April 1st to October 31st we disinfect with sodium hypochlorite (Bleach) to remove ecoli. The water is then treated with sodium bisulfite to de-cholorinate before being discharged to the Elkhart River. 

During rain events, the plant can reach its 12.5MGD, Before 2011 there were many CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) sites throughout Goshen that would dump the excess into the Elkhart River. Since 2011, Goshen has built a Wet Weather Detention Facility to capture the extra water from rain events. To learn more about CSOs, please click here.

Ordinance 4625 - Pretreatment Requirements and Standards

Ordinance 4941 - (Amendment to Ordinance 4625) On the pretreatment requirements and standards to regulate the discharge of mercury by dental practices. 

To learn about the Wet Weather Detention Facility, click here.

To see the wastewater staff, click here.

To learn about lift stations and things to keep out of our sewer systems, click here.

NEW: May 15, 2018 Public Hearing for WWTP and Sewer System Improvements Project Preliminary Engineering Report
 

The wastewater treatment plant has a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system. The SCADA system controls and monitors the plant 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The SCADA system also has alarming capabilities that send alarms to the correct people to notify them if something is wrong with either of the plants as well as any of the 38 lift stations.  

Remember to always call before you dig!