Thursday, January 11, 2018
Note: A previous version of this story listed Third Street as SR 15. Main Street is SR 15 and US 33. We are sorry for the error. When there is a lull in the snow and freezing rain, the Street Department will be patching pot holes. If you know of a pothole in a city street, call the Street Department... more
Monday, January 8, 2018
Stay up to date on your City utility bills by enrolling in the EZ Pay Program. By completing a simple application, residents can have their monthly water and sewer bill automatically deducted from their checking or savings account. To receive an application visit our website or pick one... more
Monday, January 8, 2018
Please help keep the city storm drains unclogged by monitoring them and cleaning them as needed. The large amounts of snow, sand and salt, coupled with fluctuating temperatures and chances of rain this week could be a cause for clogged storm drains to overflow. By keeping an eye on those storm... more
Monday, January 22, 2018, 2:00pm
Moved to Jan. 16 due to the holiday
Monday, January 22, 2018, 5:30pm
Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:00pm
Goshen's Wet Weather Detention Facility (WWDF) was constructed in 2011 and is capable of treating 212 million gallons daily (MGD) of stormwater. It is equipped to capture and store a one year/one hour rain event of 1.1 inches. It can also treat up to a ten year/one hour rain event of 1.88 inches. There are 3 pump stations along with a 90" sewer that deliver flows to the WWDF once the Wastewater Treatment Plant flow reaches the capacity of 12.5 MGD.
Once the flow enters the facility, it goes through 90" grinders which are the largest currently made. It is then pumped through 4 RCS (raw combined sewage) pumps that are rated at 53 MGD each. The water is treated with Sodium Hyochlorite for disinfection before it travels into 2 tanks that can hold approximately 2.5 million gallons each. If the facility reaches its storage capacity, the water is de-chlorinated with Sodium Bisulfite before discharging into the Elkhart River.
Once a rain event is over and the flow at the WWTP returns to normal, the WWDF then begins to drain back to the WWTP.
When the WWDF is completely drained, residual sediment remains on the bottom of the storage tanks. These tanks are flushed automatically with a flush gate system and each flush gate tank holds 7, 500 gallons. There are 5 flush tanks within each storage tank.
This picture is the inside of one of the storage tanks and in the distance you can see the gates and a couple employees working on the gates. This helps to grasp the size of the tank and the flush tanks with in them.