|The utility is on the SNC list as of January 2013. The system installed baffles in the contact tank over the summer. The chlorine pump is still causing issues. BBAHC RMW trips reports have also indicated that the storage tank overflow drainage needs adjusting as it appears to be eroding the gravel pad foundation.
The utility operator has a Water Distribution Provisional Certification and has met the CEU requirements. The primary and secondary utility operator attended water operator training in Dillingham April 16-20, 2012. The backup operator has a Water Distribution and Water Treatment Provisional Certification and has met the CEU requirements. After the overhaul of the operating plant is completed in the fall, the operators will get additional training on the new system. The mayor visits the utility plant facility every weekday, and sometimes on weekends, to talk with the operator on duty and to determine whether the daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance requirements are met; this meets the requirement for the operator to provide status reports to the utility manager (in this case, the mayor) on a routine basis. The primary utility operator gives a verbal operations and management report to the mayor and city administrator at least monthly.
The city has a written safety policy and a safety manual that is kept onsite. The administrator gave RUBA staff a copy of the city's safety policy. In addition, the city has a Site Specific Safety Plan and Accident Prevention Plan for their Water System Improvements Project that is 18 pages long which was prepared for the city and ANTHC by Summit Consulting Services, Inc. in June 2008.
The utility facilities have not suffered any major problems or outages due to management issues that are unresolved. The utility is operating at the level of service that was proposed.
The administrator also gave RUBA staff a copy of the 'Water and Sewer Critical Spare Parts List and Inventory that was updated by the water operator on February 1, 2012, in addition to a copy of the Maintenance Order Request Form that must be submitted and approved by the mayor.