Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Community Development Office is in the Annex Building, 204 E. Jefferson St. Mayor Jeremy Stutsman is pleased to announce the creation of a new Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund Program, which will help with the assessment, remediation and redevelopment of potential brownfield properties. Grant and... more
Monday, March 18, 2019
Piles of brush waiting to be collected sit on the curb during a brush pickup week. Due to high winds bringing some tree limbs down and popular demand, the Goshen Street Department will be doing a round of brush pickup the week of March 25. Have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street,... more
Monday, March 18, 2019
The new Parks and Recreation office building stands on the southwest corner of Ninth and Jackson streets The Goshen Parks & Recreation Department is having an open House Friday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate their new office building at 524 East Jackson St. Please join the staff... more
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.
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.