About the Partnership

The Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership

is a cooperative effort to implement the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) plan of four local government entities in Elkhart County, Indiana:

Town of Bristol || City of Elkhart || City of Goshen || Elkhart County

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.

Six minimum control measures are addressed in the Greater Elkhart County Stormwater partnership Rule 13 Stormwater Quality Management Plant (SWQMP):

  • Public Education and Outreach *
  • Public Participation and Involvement *
  • Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
  • Construction Site Storm Water Run-off Management *
  • Post Construction Storm Water Run-off Control
  • Good Housekeeping and Pollution Prevention

Items that are marked with an asterisk (*) are being implemented on a Partnership wide basis, with the Elkhart County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) coordinating these efforts. Construction Enforcement and other measures that are not marked are being addressed separately according to each governmental jurisdiction.  For specific details contact:

The Elkhart County Stormwater Board (composed of the three County Commissioners and the County Surveyor) 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 9:00am.

Contact John Heiliger, Stormwater Coordinator, to have items added to either Elkhart County Stormwater Board meetings.


Each entity is responsible for Post Construction Stormwater Run-off, and Municipal Operations Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping within their jurisdiction. 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