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SEPTEMBER STORMWATER TOOLBOX NEWSLETTER

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Stormwater is the only growing source of water pollution in our nation and adding illicit discharges to the mix just doesn’t help. A big thank you to City staff and departments for helping prevents, identify and at times clean up a handful of illicit discharges over the past month. Remember,... more

COMMUNITY SURVEY

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The following is a press release from the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership: The South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership, in collaboration with numerous community organizations, is launching a Brand Development Project for the region. The goal of this project is to develop a brand and marketing... more

INTERSECTION CLOSURE: JACKSON AND 9TH STREETS

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The City will close the intersection of Jackson and 9th Street beginning Friday, Sept. 20 around noon, to install a table top intersection. This is where the trail crosses from one side to the other and the table top intersection will make this crossing more visible to the traveling public. The... more

Upcoming Events All »

Shade Tree Board meeting

Monday, September 23, 2019, 7:00pm

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4:00pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, September 30, 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!