|After a year, the utility is no longer on the SNC list updated November 2010. The operator, Emil Sam, is currently certified with water treatment and distribution level 1 certificates which expire December 31 2010 and 2012, respectively. There is also an alternate operator, Daryl Sam, who, after having his OIT certificates in treatment and distribution, successfully passed and is certified in water treatment and distribution until December 31, 2012.
A preventative maintenance plan was created in 2001 (it is a 20 year plan) by the engineering firm Montgomery Watson. This plan is large and a copy was not made but it was inspected by RUBA, it is currently housed next to the administrator's computer for easy access.
The operator provides frequent updates to the manager both in person and over the phone. The manager/administrator then reiterates the information to the council at the monthly meetings. Both reports are provided orally and the summary is recorded in the meeting minutes. The administrator attends safety meeting telephonically and then mails the lesson to each employee.
The new utility is functioning as designed except that the administrator mentioned the new wells have frozen in the extreme cold. The wellhead is not located inside the treatment facility, as is the case with the old utility. It is the opinion of the administrator that this is a design flaw. The temporary freeze has not yet effected production. As the structure has not been signed over from ANTHC, negotiations to work out the kinks are occurring. The utility has an inventory and critical spare parts list for the old plant but the new lists are still being created. Devan Currier, ANTHC engineer, said in a phone call that he is creating them for the new plant.