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ROAD CLOSURE: RIVER RACE DRIVE

Monday, November 19, 2018

NIPSCO will be relocating electric utilities adjacent to the River Art Development on River Race Drive between Jefferson Street and the east/west alley beginning Monday, November 19. River Race Drive will be closed between the two roads for two weeks. more

WINTER WEATHER STORMWATER TIP

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The sleet and snow falling this morning have created icy conditions on our local roadways, sidewalks, and driveways. As you deal with these icy conditions please consider the impact salt and sand can have on the local environment, both plant life and water quality. Keep in mind these simple tips: -... more

TODAY'S SNOW EVENT

Thursday, November 15, 2018

City Street Department crews are working hard to clear the roadways in response to this morning's weather event. We are asking for the community's assistance and support in two ways as we continue our work: Use extra caution as many roadways may be more narrow than usual. There are many streets... more

Upcoming Events All »

Plan Commission Meeting

Today, 4:00pm

City Council meeting

Today, 7:00pm

THANKSGIVING DAY

Thursday, November 22, 2018

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!