Thursday, July 18, 2019
The Goshen Community Relations Commission put out a request for proposals for a workshop for CRC members and elected officials to learn about the need for bystander training. Bystander training is based on social science principles that prepare individuals or groups to address a situation of... more
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The City of Goshen, in partnership with the Salvation Army, Maple City Chapel and Goshen Public Library, is working to provide resources for residents during the upcoming days with extreme heat. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Elkhart County from Thursday,... more
Monday, July 15, 2019
In this month's Newsletter read about how Indiana's stormwater regulations have only changed once since August 2003 and yet they are a way to keep America the Beautiful, beautiful. Lean about the beautiful and beastly sides of fireworks. Lastly, read about the 11 times the Elkhart River has reached minor... more
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Superintendent of Water Treatment and Sewer Collection
Oversees operation of the Water Treatment, Water Distribution and Sewer Collection system. Kent Holdren has been with the Water Department since March of 1990 and holds certifications in Water Treatment 3 (WT3), Distribution System Large (DSL), from the state of IN. and Wastewater Collection System Operator Class CS-II.
Water Quality Manager
Oversees all aspects of the water plant system. Maintenance of all pumps and motors, well cleaning. Ordering chemicals for the treatment of the water. We have 5 generators that assures the people of Goshen have safe drinking water. Steve Cripe has been with the Water department since January 1981. He has read meters, installed them, worked on the Distribution/Sewer Maintenance Crew. in August of 1988 he was promoted to Water Quality Manager. Steve has his Certification for Water Treatment 3 (WT3) and Distribution System Large (DSL) and was a vital part of the S.C.A.D.A. upgrade in 2010.
There are 3 water treatment operators that run tests everyday day of the week 365 days of the year as well as monitor the plant 24 hours a day with remote monitoring equipment. They are responsible for collection of water samples in the distribution system as well as both of our water treatment facilities that are tested in our lab. And outside certified labs. They run and maintain the S.C.A.D.A. (supervisory control and data acquisition) system. They go out in the public and respond to concerns about water quality. They collect 35 bact-t samples every month and send those to a certified lab.
308 North 5th Street.
Open: Monday - Friday,
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Goshen Water Department has two ground water treatment plants: the North Plant (located at 308 North 5th Street) and the Kercher Plant (located at 1513 Eisenhower.)
Hardness: 20 Grains per gallon
Iron: .003 Parts Per Million
Fluoride: .80 Parts Per Million
Manganese: .003 Parts Per Million
Water Distribution/Sewer Maintenance Supervisor
Oversees and schedules day to day operation of the Water and Sewer Distribution Maintenance crews. Attends construction meetings to assist in city utility projects. John Hutsell has been with the Water/Sewer Department since August 2004 and takes great pride in helping maintain the City's Water/Sewer distribution system for the residents of Goshen. John also has his Distribution System Large (DSL) from the state of IN.
Water Distribution/Sewer Maintenance
Nick Assists the Maintenance Supervisor in making sure all daily tasks are being accomplished throughout the day. Nick has a a great backround on rebuilding our hydrants through out the city as well as our new leak detection system that the city is using to control water loss.
Water Distribution/Sewer Collection Maintenance Crew
The Goshen Water Distribution/Sewer Maintenance Crews strive to uphold customer service to the highest standard. Our maintenance crews are ready and available 24 hours a day to tackle any water and sewer related emergencies. We maintain 147.80 miles of sanitary sewer, 55.94 miles of storm sewer, 197.88 miles of water main, and 1341 fire hydrants throughout the city. Our department's employees strive to continue providing the city of Goshen residents with quality water and customer service.