Friday, May 17, 2019
Mayor Jeremy Stutsman will appoint Goshen High School student Zoe Eichorn to the City Council as the new Youth Adviser for the 2019-2020 school year. Zoe, who is now finishing her junior year, was elected by the student body in an election held Thursday, May 16. She won in a close race with her... more
Thursday, May 16, 2019
A. The City of Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety is seeking sealed bids for the purchase of property located at 611 N. Second Street, Goshen, Indiana 46528 (Parcel No. Parcel No. 20-11-09-206-004.000-015). The City’s offering price for the real estate is Sixty One Thousand Dollars ($61,000.00)... more
Thursday, May 16, 2019
The Goshen Redevelopment Commission is soliciting proposals to purchase 65706 State Road 15, Goshen, Indiana. Informational packages describing the requirements for the proposals may be obtained from Mark Brinson, Community Development Director, 204 E. Jefferson St., Ste 6, Goshen, IN 46528 (574-537-3824). Written... 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.