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FACE COVERING DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidelines for using cloth face coverings and how-tos if you'd like to make your own. The CDC also emphasizes that people use cloth face covering instead of medical grade personal protective equipment (PPE), because surgical masks and N95 respirators... more

INTERURBAN TROLLEY GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The following is a message from the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG): The Interurban Trolley fixed route service and the Interurban Trolley ADA Access service will operate as usual in Elkhart and Goshen on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. Please be advised, the ADA Access Dispatch... more

CITY WORKING ON MOSQUITO CONTROL

Thursday, April 9, 2020

With warmer weather the last few days we saw some mosquitoes already. In an effort to reduce the populations the City is dropping larvicide tablets in areas prone to the propagation of mosquitoes. Community mosquito control programs can help to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent mosquito-borne... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, April 13, 2020, 2:00pm

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 3:00pm

CANCELED–Community Relations Commission

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:00pm

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!