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NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE 5049, AMENDING ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS BUREAU

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Ordinance 5049, Amending Ordinance Violations Bureau, was passed by the Goshen Common Council on August 4, 2020, and approved and adopted by Mayor Stutsman on August 5, 2020.  Ordinance 5049 describes the City of Goshen Ordinance Violation Bureau, defines the City of Goshen ordinance violations subject... more

ROAD CLOSURE: NORTH MAIN STREET

Thursday, August 6, 2020

North Main Street, just north of Rock Run Creek (south of the junction with Middleburu Street), is closed to traffic Thursday, August 6, 2020, to allow for work replacing a damaged sewer pipe. The section of North Main Street may remain closed through Friday morning if work cannot be completed... more

BRIDGE CLOSURE: MONROE STREET

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Elkhart County Highway Department will close the bridge on Monroe Street at Rock Run Creek for maintenance, which will consist of sealing the concrete bridge deck. The work will take place Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, and is expected to be completed in one day. Traffic will be diverted at Logan... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, August 10, 2020, 2:00pm

To access a live streaming of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82013237905

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 3:00pm

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Community Relations Commission

Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 7:00pm

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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!