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Welcome to the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership, a cooperative effort of four local government entities in Elkhart County, Indiana: the Town of Bristol, City of Elkhart, City of Goshen, and Elkhart County to implement  their Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) plan.  The plan includes six minimum control measures and outlines programs to improve the quality of stormwater that runs off of land and into rivers, lakes, and streams.

The Elkhart County Stormwater Board (composed of the three County Commissioners and the County Surveyor) also acts as the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership Board.  Their monthly meetings are scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month and held at the Elkhart County Government Administration Building at 117 North Second Street in Goshen immediately following the Elkhart County Commissioners 9:00 AM Claims meeting. Contact John Heiliger, Stormwater Coordinator, to have items added to either Elkhart County Stormwater Board meetings or the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership Board meetings.

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This site is managed by the Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), who assists the Partners in implementing their plan.  This site will address Public Education and Outreach, Public Participation and InvolvementIllicit Discharge and Detection, and Construction Site Stormwater Run-off Control.

Each entity is responsible for  Post Construction Stormwater Run-off, and Municipal Operations Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping within their jurisdiction. General information on these components are included here.  If you are looking for information that is specific to an individual entity, please click on their link below:

                Bristol           City of Elkhart           City of Goshen              Elkhart County

Everyone has a part to play in keeping our water clean!

  • Builders and developers will find information about stormwater management practices that meet local, state, and federal requirements.
  • Residents and businesses will find tips to keep our waterways clean and healthy.
  • Individuals and organizations will find opportunities for citizen groups and individual volunteers to become involved in improving water quality.